TeamGroup T-CREATE EXPERT DESKTOP DDR4 OC10L 3600MHz CL18 2x16GB Kit Review – Made To Create, but Worth It for Gaming?
T-CREATE EXPERT DESKTOP DDR4 OC10L 3600MHz CL18 is a quality and fast 2×16 GB memory kit for professional creators that we are reviewing to feature its overall performance potential and see how it compares versus a gaming kit on an i9-12900K/Z690 platform. We received a review sample from TeamGroup, who told us that we should have no issues reaching the advertised 3600MHz frequency by using its XMP 2.0 profile on our CPU platform. We will search for its maximum stable and safe overclock and compare its performance against our T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE DDR4-3600MHz 2x16GB premium gaming memory kit.
Our usual benchmarking PC features 2x16GB of T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE DDR4 CAS Latency (CL) 14 memory at 3600MHz (XMP profile). We will chart its performance data and check if the T-CREATE EXPERT DESKTOP DDR4 OC10L kit is a good option for creators who want satisfying performance while gaming too.
Here are the memory kits that we are comparing:
- TeamGroup T-CREATE EXPERT DESKTOP DDR4 OC10L PC4-28800 DDR4-3600MHz CL18 2x16GB kit
- TeamGroup T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE PC4-28800 DDR4-3600MHz CL14 2x16GB kit
The T-CREATE EXPERT DDR4-3600 CL18 2x16GB kit is $111.99 at Amazon.com.
Our testing platform is a recent clean install of Windows 11 Pro 64-bit, using a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K at stock settings, an ASUS PRIME Z690-P D4 motherboard, a Samsung 500GB SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2, two WD Blue 1TB SATA SSDs, a TeamGroup MP33 M.2 PCIe 1TB SSD, and 32GB T-CREATE EXPERT DDR4-3600MHz, or T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE DDR4-3600MHz. We used the Gigabyte AORUS RTX 3080 MASTER at stock clocks for our testing. The settings, benchmarks, and hardware are identical except for the two DDR4 kits and memory latency profiles we compare.
The Command Rates of these two memory kits are 2T by their respective default XMP profiles. The T-CREATE EXPERT is rated CL18-22-22-42 and 1.35V using its XMP profile, and the T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE is CL14-15-15-35 and 1.45V (XMP profile). We will compare the T-CREATE EXPERT performance versus T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB WHITE to chart the effect of their different XMP timings on the performance of 3 modern PC games: F1 2021, Far Cry 6, and Horizon Zero Dawn at maxed-out/ultra 1920×1080 resolution. We benchmark using multiple well-respected memory-related benchmarking tools such as AIDA64, Blender, Cinebench, Geekbench, Novabench, Sandra, 3DMark, and 7-Zip.
Product Specifications & Features
Here are the memory specifications of the T-CREATE EXPERT DDR4-3600MHz from the TeamGroup website:
Below you can also see a summary of the memory specifications from the Thaiphoon Burner tool:
Using its default XMP profile, the voltage is automatically set at 1.35V for 3600MHz, but may be manually adjusted in the BIOS from between 1.20V to 1.50V – or higher. Here are the EXPERT DESKTOP DDR4 features as taken from TeamGroup’s website.
- Large capacity, overclocking, and stability all in one
- 10-layer board with professional anti-interference
- Customized high-temperature resistant capacitor
- High-efficiency multitasking
TeamGroup offers a lifetime warranty for their T-CREATE desktop memory, and EXPERT DESKTOP DDR4 is available only in titanium grey color.