Team Group has introduced its new dual-channel DDR4 memory kits for overclockers - the new T-Force Xtreem kits operate at 4300 MT/s and 4500 MT/s data transfer rates.

Team Group’s latest T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 dual-channel kits feature a 16 GB capacity (8 GB × 2), CL18 20-20-44 timings, and 1.45 V supply. The modules use specially-designed 10-layer PCBs as well as cherry-picked Samsung’s 8 Gb B-die DRAM chips that can run at extreme speeds. The voltages are a step above the standard 1.4 V for high-end kits.

As usual, the high-performance memory modules support XMP 2.0 SPD profiles for easier setup of DRAM sub-timings. Furthermore, to ensure efficient cooling for DDR4 chips and grant its modules a unique look, Team Group equips its T-Force Xtreem DIMMs with aluminum heat spreaders.

The key advantage of the new T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 dual-channel kits versus their competitors from other makers available today are their CL18 timings. By contrast, DRAM module suppliers usually set CL19 timings on everything higher than DDR4-4000, So these kits should have an advantage.

Team Group's T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4000+ Memory Kits
Speed CL Timing Voltage Kit
Config.
Kit
Capacity
DDR4-4000 CL18 20-20-44 1.35 V ? ?
DDR4-4133 CL18 18-18-38 1.4 V ?
DDR4-4300 CL18 20-20-44 1.45 V 2×8 GB 16 GB
DDR4-4500

Team Group does not mention which motherboards are verified with its T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 modules, but typically companies like this validate their top-of-the-range offerings with Intel’s latest platforms and the high-end motherboards. Therefore, expect the new dual-channel kits to be compatible with Intel’s Coffee Lake/Z300-series platforms, but in order to run them at their maximum speeds one would require a motherboard with a quality memory controller.

Team Group is expected to start selling its T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 and DDR4-4500 dual-channel kits shortly at MSRPs of $325 and $389 respectively.

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  • darckhart - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    In case anyone was wondering about space, I checked the link and the spec lists these as 47.7 mm high. Reply
  • Ej24 - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    Good God. 47mm??? That's nearly the max height for cpu coolers in my case. Heat sinks like this aren't necessary. It's ridiculous. Reply
  • Dragonstongue - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    that is something that should list in a product announcement thank you for that darckhart ^.^

    weird they only list the top 2 kits as 2x8gb, and not the other two...they should have also listed the SEP/MSRP...I hate "half information" which ANANDTECH seems to have been doing a great deal of lately...they should mention it to the suppliers/vendors so potential consumers know "ahead of time" o.O
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  • close - Friday, September 21, 2018 - link

    Get used to it. Most AT articles are PR statements like this. They get the text straight from the manufacturer but in most cases nobody will do even a cursory fact check. So you end up with articles full of BS and "mistakes" (intentional ones, from the manufacturer issuing the press release).

    Take all details with a tablespoon of salt and go read up on it somewhere else. Maybe from a source that appreciates correctness more than quick half-assed jobs.
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  • Oxford Guy - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - link

    How about this "kit" nonsense? As a person who knows about about actual computer kits, like Heathkit, it's beyond absurdity to label two memory sticks you snap into a board a "kit".

    The word that should be used is "set". This is a set of two RAM sticks. It is NOT a kit.

    This kind of terminology is designed to make system builders feel powerful, like they're doing something challenging (i.e. building a computer from a kit, with soldering) instead of just snapping together a few parts. It's revolting in its condescension.
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  • Flunk - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    Another pointless "feature". If they have to put the heat-spreaders on I wish they could at least not make them much taller than the circuit board. Is that too much to ask? Reply
  • Alistair - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    Heat spreaders are very important for high voltage, high performance memory like this. There's a big difference between low voltage ddr4 2666 and these. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Friday, September 21, 2018 - link

    Heat spreaders are proven to assist the end user in obtaining a sense of satisfaction with overall system performance. Among most gamers, basement dwellers, internet trolls, and other sunlight shunning computer enthusiasts we've seen a directly proportional increase in the perception of higher memory performance as memory heat spreaders increase in size. In the computing industry, RAM resellers like Team Group refer to this principal as the heat spreader placebo to sale markup ratio. Reply
  • ibnmadhi - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    A motherboard with a quality memory controller? Motherboards haven't had memory controllers for ten years. Reply
  • Flunk - Thursday, September 20, 2018 - link

    Things like that happen when you just copy and paste marketing copy written by salespeople. Reply

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