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TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan DDR5 6000MT/s – AMD EXPO

Rating: 9.0.

When Luke reviewed the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X HERE he told us ‘the new memory sweet spot is DDR5 6000MHz with tight latencies in 2x16GB form' and that AMD is ‘partnering with memory vendors to implement EXPO'. So you can imagine my delight as I unpacked a 32GB kit of TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan α DDR5-6000 C38 that supports EXPO. 

Time stamps
00:00 Start
00:46 Introduction and comparison products
03:03 System components
04:12 RGB showcase
05:06 BIOS/EXPO
05:42 Performance benchmarks
07:59 Leo’s Performance thoughts
09:23 Closing Thoughts

Key features

  • Exclusive DDR5 memory for AMD
  • AMD EXPO support for one-click overclocking
  • Exquisite craftsmanship and effective heat dissipation
  • Equipped with PMIC to deliver stable power supply
  • On-Die ECC for reliable data transmission
  • Equipped with high-quality ICs to deliver the ultimate experience

Testing and Performance

Test System:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 7700X (8 cores/16 threads)
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius+ S28 Prisma
Case: Fractal Design North
Thermal Compound: Arctic MX-6
Motherboard: Asus ProArt X670E-Creator WiFi
Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon RX 6800 XT 16GB
Power supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 2 Platinum 860W
SSD: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
OS: Windows 11

7-Zip Benchmark

In 7-Zip the Vulcan DDR5-6000 hits the top of our chart, albeit by a tiny margin. The interesting thing here is that the T-Force memory has a latency of C38 but manages to compete with memory that appears to be faster on paper.

AIDA64 Memory Bandwidth

In the AIDA64 Memory Bandwidth test we have the T-Force memory in second place however it is essentially a dead heat between the four kits that are rated at DDR5-6000.

3D Mark Time Spy – CPU element

In 3D Mark the Team memory again hits the top of the chart and continues an impressive run for this budget DDR5 memory.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1440p

Running Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1440p stresses the graphics to a greater extent than the CPU with the result that all the DDR5 kits come in at the same level.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080p

Switching to 1080p in Shadow of the Tomb Raider shows some separation between the kits of DDR5 with the T-Force Vulcan landing plumb in the centre.

Closing Thoughts

Anyone building an AMD Zen 4 PC will find themselves obliged to dive into the relatively new world of DDR5 memory. That can be a problem when the vast majority of kits on the market support Intel's XMP while saying very little about AMD.

We expect that during 2023 we will see a great many DDR5 kits supporting AMD EXPO, however the fact of the matter is that TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan α DDR5-6000 is currently in a minority and that makes it an obvious budget match for AMD Ryzen 7000.

Another advantage of the TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan α kit is the compact heat spreaders that stand a mere 30mm above your motherboard. This makes it dead easy to install the largest possible AIO cooler in the roof of your case where clearance is often very tight.

We consider that TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan α is a solid alternative to Corsair Vengeance memory and welcome competition in a section of the market that caters to the mainstream consumer. In particular we applaud the sensible pricing of this new family of DDR5 memory.

You can buy the TeamGroup T-Force Vulcan DDR5-6000 for £179.99 from Overclockers UK HERE.

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Pros:

  • 6000MT gives good solid performance on AMD Zen 4.
  • Compact 30mm heat spreaders.
  • AMD EXPO gives confidence.
  • Very reasonable price.

Cons:

  • No RGB.

KitGuru says: Team Group T-Force Vulcan delivers fast EXPO DDR5 for AMD aficionados.

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Rating: 9.0.

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