T-CREATE is a fairly new lineup from TEAMGROUP tailored for content creators consisting of three tiers – CLASSIC, EXPERT, and MASTER. We managed to get our hands on the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L DDR4-3200 64GB memory kit this time which I’ve swapped out the 32GB kit (16GBx2) on my main workstation with this in order to see what kind of performance we can expect from it.
|Memory Type||DDR4 288 Pin Unbuffered DIMM Non-ECC|
|Form Factor||DIMM (Desktop)|
|Module Dimension||140mm x 32mm x 7mm|
The packaging isn’t really what I’ve initially expected but it’s still pretty decent in terms of the overall design. Unlike the usual ‘gaming’ memory modules with fancy colors, the T-CREATE is more on the minimalistic side. You’ll also find the cutout at the back of the box that reveals part of the kit which is aligned with the printed image, probably for the aesthetics.
Inside the box, you’ll find the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L kit together with the T-CREATE sticker/case badge and the usual paper document.
Design-wise, the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L kit is pretty much identical to the T-Force Vulcan Z, except for the silver color accent and the T-CREATE branding on the heatsink. There are no signs of crazy RGB lightings on the kit, which is good for the creators who prefer a clean and minimalist design.
More Information – No XMP profile? Native DDR4-3200
While we can’t exactly identify which Hynix chip is used on the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L from the rebranded chips and modified information, the memory chips used are probably the Hynix CMR chips (H5ANAG8NCMR-XNC) which can be found on quite a number of 32GB memory modules. Now if we look at the information from Thaiphoon Burner, we can see that it doesn’t have any XMP profile available.
We can further confirm that from the DRAM settings in the motherboard BIOS menu, which shows only the current speed of the memory kit. Since it’s running on native DDR4-3200, you will need a motherboard like Intel Z series chipsets and AMD X570 for it. Some AMD B550 chipset and newer Intel B560 chipset might be able to support it as well but you’ll have to refer to the QVL list on the motherboard product page for confirmation.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 9 5950X / Intel Core i9-10900K|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII DARK HERO / MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE / ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII APEX|
|Memory||TEAMGROUP T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L DDR4-3200 64GB (32GBx2)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER|
|Power Supply||Cooler Master V1200 Platinum|
|Primary Storage||Corsair Force Series Gen4 PCIe MP600 2TB|
|Secondary Storage||WD Black 6TB|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R Liquid Cooler|
|Chassis||Streacom BC1 Open Benchtable|
|Operating System||Windows 10 64bit version 20H2|
We started the test with some simple benchmarks, followed by some tweaking on the timings and frequency just to see how much can we push the kit without sacrificing too much on the latency and this is what we can see from the test results.
DDR4-3200 CL22 (Default)
DDR4-3600 CL20 (Manual settings)
On default settings, the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L DDR4-3200 runs at the timing of CL22-22-22-52. It’s totally possible to tighten the timings to CL18-20-20-42 on DDR4-3200 but you will need to bump up the Vdimm to roughly 1.28V with these settings. We decide to push it a little further and we ended up with DDR4-3600 at the timings on CL20-24-24-48 and Vdimm of 1.35V, which managed to survive a 600% on 32 instances of HCI MemTest with this configuration.
Going from DDR4-3200 CL22 to DDR4-3600 CL20 doesn’t take much effort and we manage to see some improvement mainly on the latency part. DDR4-4000 above is totally possible as well but we don’t recommend that for daily usage due to the loose timings and higher voltage required to achieve higher memory frequencies.
The benefits of having a 64GB memory kit?
Back then when I first swapped out my old 16GB kit to a 32GB kit on my main workstation, I can barely notice any significant difference due to the similar timings and frequencies. As soon as I swapped out my 32GB kit and replace it with the 64GB T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L kit, I began to notice some of the differences in some of the activities I do on my main workstation on a daily basis after using it for some time.
For gaming, it’s not significant enough to cause me any issue but after comparing the frame time data for some of the games I’ve benchmarked, I can definitely see a lower average performance (roughly 2-3% for most cases), mainly because of the timings despite having the same speed at DDR4-3600. In case if you’re planning to get yourself a pair for both creative works and some light gaming session, it’s recommended to overclock it to DDR4-3600 CL20 or lower if possible, to compensate for the loose timings on the default settings.
As for creative work, the higher capacity of the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L is definitely something content creators will appreciate. 32GB might seem a lot to most users but it is never enough for creators who are often working on tasks that are using up A LOT of memory. Going from 32GB to 64GB is totally recommended, especially for creators who prefer to have a small form factor workstation with an ITX motherboard, as long as the motherboard can support the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L.
Creative work aside, the extra memory can be really useful as well even for simple web browsing during free time. Despite its notoriety of using up a ton of memory over the long run, many users still prefer using the Google Chrome browser because of its popularity and Google services integration. Although having more memory will not solve the problem, but at least it will buy you more time before you have to restart it after it starts acting up again after using up all the available memory you have on your system.
Other than some minor drawbacks and the compatibility issue that requires a certain motherboard in order to get it to work flawlessly, the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L 64GB DDR4-3200 kit is still something I will recommend to content creators or users who prefer to have a small form factor build as their daily driver as long they got the right components for the build. On supported motherboards, you’ll be able to run it at DDR4-3200 natively and we do recommend doing some adjustments to tighten the timings or even overclock it to achieve better performance because it’s totally capable of that.
We have yet to see any official price for the T-CREATE CLASSIC 10L 64GB DDR4-3200 here in Malaysia but for those who plan to get it from other channels such as Amazon or Newegg, the kit will cost you roughly $290.99 (not including shipping to Malaysia), which I think is still a fair price to pay if the Malaysian distributors decided to not bring the kit into Malaysia.