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Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit Review

Teamgroup just sent me their T-Force Xtreem DDR5 8200MHz CL38 2x24GB kit for review, and the RAM is simply amazing. From rock-solid speeds to plenty of performance, it has got everything, and that's why it rules my test bench flawlessly.

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Review Summary

The Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem DDR5 8200MHz CL38 2x24GB memory kit, retailing at $309.99, is a high-performance option aimed at enthusiasts, overclockers, and professionals. Tested at 8200MT/s with tight timings, it excels in benchmarks, outperforming other kits in its category. However, its high speed requires manual tuning on some motherboards, and it may need higher voltages for stability. Overall, we definitely recommend this kit to those with a high-end motherboard looking for top-notch DDR5 RAM with 48GB capacity.

Hours Tested: 8-9
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Overall
9/10
9/10
  • Value - 9/10
    9/10
  • Performance - 9/10
    9/10
  • Quality - 9/10
    9/10
  • Features - 9/10
    9/10

Pros

  • Operates at 8200MHz, CAS38
  • Sandblasted 2mm Aluminum Heat spreader
  • 2x Intel XMP 3.0 Profiles
  • Excellent Performance
  • Limited Life Time Warranty
  • Overclocking Headroom

Cons

  • Height
  • Limited support on 4-DIMM motherboards

Teamgroup needs no introduction regarding the PC Memory, Storage, and accessories. I tested a T-Force Xtreem DDR5 kit from Teamgroup last time. It was an 8000MHz CL38 2x16GB kit. This time I am taking a look at another T-Force Xtreem kit which is 2x24GB DDR5 operating at 8200MHz CL38. This is the second non-binary kit on our test bench.

A 2 DIMM motherboard is highly likely to run this kit better than a 4 DIMM motherboard, as it might need more tweaking to operate with an XMP profile. This kit retails at USD 309.99 at the time of this writing.


Key Takeaways

  • The Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem DDR5 8200MHz CL38 2x24GB is a high-speed, high-capacity memory kit designed for enthusiasts and overclockers, featuring tight timings and efficient heat dissipation.
  • You should get the Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem DDR5 8200MHz CL38 2x24GB if you want both high speed and high capacity and if your motherboard has a good IMC to handle it. 
  • You should not get the Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem DDR5 8200MHz CL38 2x24GB if RAM clearance is an issue in your build or if you prefer RGB lighting.

Let’s start with the specifications

SPECIFICATION DETAIL
MODULE TYPE XTREEM DDR5 DESKTOP MEMORY
CAPACITY 48GB(2x24GB)
FREQUENCY 8200MHz
LATENCY CL38
DATA TRANSFER BANDWIDTH 65600 MB/s
VOLTAGE 1.4V
DIMENSIONS 48.8(H) x 134.5(L) x 8.2(W) mm
HEAT SINK Aluminum heat-sink
WARRANTY Lifetime Warranty

The kit is tested at 8200MT/s with timings of 38-49-49-86 at 1.40V. This kit has two XMP 3.0 profiles and no AMD EXPO profile. The height of this kit is 48.8mm, which is the second-longest kit in our testing. This is a U-DIMM design. The DDR5 kits under the Xtreem series are meant for overclockers, professionals, and enthusiasts. Simply put, these are the best of the best kits from Teamgroup.

WARNING: The 48.8mm height of the RAM modules may interfere with some large air coolers. Check your cooler’s RAM clearance specifications before purchasing.

Packing Box

Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — Packing Box 1024x90
Packing Box (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The kit comes in a black color packing box made of paper board. There is a mention of XTREEM DDR5 over the box. The memory modules are nicely tucked inside the transparent container. This is a non-RGB kit.

Design

Let’s start by stating the salient features of the kit:

  • The kit has two XMP 3.0 profiles
  • The kit has On-Die ECC Correciton
  • There is a meticulously layered aluminum sandblasted fin structure
  • The Aluminum Alloy Heat Spreader has a thickness of 2mm
  • The kit has a Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • The kit has a power management chip for stable and effective power usage
Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — Main 1024x92
The Kit Itself (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Teamgroup carries multiple lines or brands for their memory modules like T-Force, T-Create, etc. The XTREEM is a flagship memory product aimed at enthusiasts, professionals, and overclockers. The gamers can use these kits but would be better off with a more mainstream T-Force Delta series. The XTREEM comes in 7600MHz, 8000MHz, and 8200MHz capacities. These kits are available in 2x16GB and 2x48GB sizes.

The heat spreader is made of sandblasted aluminum alloy material. This heat spreader has a 2mm thickness with a layered design using multiple fins to efficiently transfer the heat.

There is a futuristic T-Force brand logo in silver over the top right side. Narvik Black is printed over the base indicating the color of this kit. This kit is from T-Force Lab, which I am sure is a marketing tagline since all of their kits are rigorously tested in their lab.

You can see a layered fin design on the backside. You can see a label here, removing which will void the warranty so exercise caution. The part number of this kit is FFXD524G8200HC38EBK. There is a mention of a serial number, speed, timing, and voltage ratings.

This kit is an unbuffered DIMM with a 288-pin layout. Each module has 1Rx8 meaning a single rank design using 8 modules. These kits are made in Taiwan. These kits have on-die ECC, which is handy for real-time data correction.

Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — Top View 1024x84
Top View (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Looking at the top view of this kit, you can see an industrial finish. The top has an angled design or a sloped design, which is not apparent in the picture. Like the previous Xtreem kit, this kit also has T-Force branding over the top of each module which should be Xtreem in my personal opinion. There is no diffuser over the top since this kit does not have RGB lighting.

Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — Connector Side 1024x51
Connector Side (Image By Tech4Gamers)

This kit seems to have a 10-layer PCB design. The PCB color is black, which is standard on these DDR5 modules. One side of the PCB is populated with the ICs and active circuitry, whereas the opposite end is blank and has a thermal pad of the same thickness to make the PCB sit in between the heat spreader evenly.

There are 4x memory chips on the left of the integrated PMIC chip and 4x memory chips on the right side of this controller. This gives a 24GB capacity overall in 1Rx8 using a 3G x 64-bit design.

Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — SPD Info.bmp
SPD Info (Image By Tech4Gamers)

I have used HWInfo64 to read some hardware data since the Thaiphoon burner could not read the bus. Teamgroup is a manufacturer of this kit. Memory chips are from Hynix. This seems to be an A-die kit. The PMIC controller is from Richtek and has a part number of PMIC5100. This kit is manufactured in the 39th week of 2023.

This kit has two Intel XMP Revision 3.0 profiles programmed. Profiles are:

  • 4100MHz 38-49-49-84 1.40V
  • 3000MHz 38-38-38-78 1.25V

The SPD device is from Montage. It has a model of SPD5118. Temperature sensors are integrated and have ±0.50ᵒC accuracy.

Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — Thermal
Thermals (Image By Tech4Gamers)

I am showing the HWInfo64 run above. You can see that this software is reading the temperature from both modules.

Testing

We are using the mentioned configuration for RAM testing:

Other kits are:

We are thankful to our sponsors for this test bench. The following software has been used for the testing:

  • AIDA64 Engineer
  • SiSoftware Sandra Suite
  • Performance Test
  • 3DMark Time Spy
  • Super Pi

BIOS Run

This kit has two Intel XMP 3.0 profiles and no AMD EXPO profile. We tested the kit using XMP1, which is 8200 38-49-49-84 at 1.40V. This is not only a high-speed kit but also has some tight timings under XMP1. This kit conforms to JEDEC 5600MHz SPD operating at 46-46-46-90 timings and 1.100V voltage.

The XMP could not be read properly by the motherboard, and I had to enter the frequencies, timings, and voltages manually. Speaking of voltages, this kit does not operate at 1.40V in my testing. I had to push it to 1.45V to get the POST.

CPU-Z and AIDA64 SPD Readouts

Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — CPUZ 1024x68
CPUZ (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The above is a CPU-Z screenshot. Looking closely, you will notice that the software is reporting the kit to be in quad-channel configuration. The reason for that is that with DDR5 kits, we have two channels per module, each 32-bit wide.

Teamgroup T-Force Xtreem 48GB DDR5-8200 CL38 Kit — AIDA64 SPD Readout 675x102
AIDA64 SPD Readout (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The above is the SPD readout as taken from the AIDA64 Engineer edition. It shows both XMP profiles and their programmed variables.

Results

This is our first kit in the graph operating at 8200MHz. Let’s start taking the results one by one, starting with AIDA64 Engineer.

AIDA64 Engineer

Well, as expected, this kit is smashing the graphs. One obvious reason is that, so far, it is the highest-speed kit on my test bench. The T-Force XTREEM 24GBx2 DDR5 kit operating at 8200MHz at 1.40V has smashed all other kits in the graph with a good all-round performance. In all three memory bandwidth operations, this kit has a clear upper hand over all the other 14 kits. This is an excellent performance from the Teamgroup’s flagship DDR5 kit.

Other Benchmark Software Results

Now, I will discuss the result from the other 4 benchmarks starting with the SiSoft Sandra Software. The T-Force XTREEM kit has delivered a solid performance punch in this benchmark and comes in the first place. The same goes for the Performance Test benchmark, although the lead is marginal at best. But this gap can only be filled by high-speed kits. This kit has shown a good performance in the Super PI benchmark. The Time Spy CPU score tells the same story. This is an impressive performance from this kit.

Overclocking or Tweaking?

I admit it is hard to make this high-speed kit work on a 4-DIMM motherboard. I am using MSI Z790 ACE MAX which is a flagship motherboard from MSI that has a beefy design. The 8000MHz kit had no issues working with this motherboard. My Intel i7 14700KF has a poor IMC and can’t handle the high-speed kits. This is why I use Intel i7 13700k for this purpose.

I have observed that the MSI motherboard could not load the XMP profile correctly. The timings on Auto were more relaxed, and the frequency was loaded at 8180MHz. The same goes for the voltages that were on 1.250V. I had to enter the parameters manually.

I had to up the System Agent Voltage along with the VDDQ and VDD2 voltages. However, the kit was not responding well, and I had to up the DRAM voltage to 1.450, where the system gave me a POST. The final working voltage on this kit was 1.470V.  This enabled me to complete the testing.

That is why there is no overclocking section in this article.

Should You Buy It

Buy It If

✅You want the high-speed, high-capacity DDR5 kit: The T-Force XTREEM DDR5 kit operating at 8200MHz, CAS38 with a capacity of 48GB in total, has what you need.

✅You have a high-end motherboard with a good IMC: The dilemma with high-speed kits is that only a 2-DIMM motherboard with a CPU having a good IMC can handle these. If you tick these two areas then go for this kit.

✅Stealth is your need: This kit has a black outlook that looks good in person and can easily blend into any neutral or stealth build.

Don’t Buy It If

❌RAM Clearance is an issue: This kit has a height of 48.8mm. This is quite a tall profile and could be problematic for your air coolers.

Final Words

The T-Force XTREEM is a flagship DDR5 series from Teamgroup that offers a high-performance out of the box. Teamgroup means business with these kits as they have focused solely on raw performance. These kits are not ordinary memory kits, and that is why I see their target market as enthusiasts, overclockers, and professionals. The gamers can also take advantage, but they would be better with the Delta series of DDR5 kits from Teamgroup.

I have tested the 8200MHz kit in 48GB capacity from Teamgroup. The 8200MHz kit has tested timing of 38-49-49-84 at 1.400V. This kit has somewhat tight timings out of the box with an XMP1 profile. Speaking of XMP, this kit has two XMP profiles. The second profile is 6000MHz 38-38-38-78 at 1.250V. There is no AMD EXPO profile. I had to set the parameters manually since the motherboard could not read the XMP profile accurately.

It is no surprise that this kit has a lead in all graphs in my testing. It is the first and only kit operating at 8200MHz on my test bench yet. There is no other 8200MHz kit in the graph; hence there is no competition. This kit has a dimension of 134.5×48.4×8.2mm (LxHxW). The height of 48.8mm makes this kit high-profile, and it may cause issues for beefy air coolers. This kit has a 2mm heat spreader made of aluminum alloy with a fins layout for effective heat dissipation.

Teamgroup seems to have used A-die from Hynix. This kit comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and it retails at USD 309.99.

 
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