Unboxing

Unboxing

The T-FORCE Vulcan Z DDR4 3000MHz 2x32GB memory kit comes in a anti-static blister pack with a card that advertises its features on its reverse.

Team Group’s T-FORCE logo is of a stylized hawk symbolizing a gamer’s independent spirit of flying free.  The product card explains the history of T-FORCE and lists its product features.

After we removed the memory out of its anti-static blister pack, we placed it next to the rest of the contents.

The installation guide is illustrated and it is easy to follow.

There is plenty of room in most cases and in motherboards for this memory unlike with the taller, bulkier, and heavier Night Hawk memory modules that may interfere with some large CPU air coolers.

In the BIOS

The T-FORCE Vulcan Z DDR4 3000MHz XMP profiles show up properly configured by the ASRock Z390 motherboard’s BIOS.  We used the XMP 1 Profile associated with the kit, and it properly configured itself automatically until we manually overclocked it.  There are a wide range of BIOS options presented to fine-tune and to overclock memory in most fully featured motherboard BIOSes.

The Vulcan Z DDR4 3000MHz memory timings are a reasonably tight 16-18-18-38. From our experience, it is generally preferable to choose faster memory clock speeds over tighter timings although some benchmarks appear to favor memory with tighter timings.  As mid-range performance DDR4 it nominally uses 1.35V at 3000MHz, the same voltage as the Night Hawk and HyperX memory at their own stock frequencies.  The memory voltage can also be manually set from below 1.2V to 1.4V (or higher at your own risk) in the BIOS.

First, let’s look at our test configuration.