Upgrading the memory on a gaming laptop will certainly provide certainty for better performance, as well as a much more sufficient capacity. And when you need the ideal SO-DIMM RAM option to go, then T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz from TEAMGROUP could be worth considering.
Curious? Check out the details below.
T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM Review: What We Know So far
The overall design is quite stylish with a striking black heat spreader and a little red bandage around it that carries the proud logo of the TEAMGROUP T-FORCE gaming brand. Sometimes, aesthetics can provide a magnet of its own as one of the bonus points that at least shows a positive initial impression.
The manufacturers themselves say that this super slim heat spreader is a combination of graphene and copper foil which is claimed to provide a cooling effect of 6%. As a result, VULCAN can maintain stability at low temperatures and still offer high performance at the same time.
How about the price? T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM This single channel 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz is priced in the range of 1 million, although prices can vary slightly in marketplaces both online and online. It should also be noted that TEAMGROUP offers several configuration options in terms of speed, ranging from 2400Mhz, 2666Mhz and up to 3200Mhz speeds.
These options can be tailored to the needs and support for the default specifications of consumer laptops. And our top picks are ideal for the latest laptops that support those speeds. So, before buying this gaming memory, you should check the memory compatibility support, especially regarding the supported frequencies.
Internal Specifications of the T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM
- Module Type: DDR4 260 PIN SO-DIMM
- Capacity: 16GB
- Frequency: 3200 Mhz
- Data Transfer Bandwidth: 25,600 MB / s (PC4 25600)
- Latency: CL22-22-22-52
- Voltage: 1.2V
- Dimensions: 30 (H) x 70 (L) mm
- Heat Spreader: Graphene copper-foil
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty
For business specifications, the T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz has a fairly high latency at CL22-22-22-52. Although, it defaults to low voltage at 1.2V and has the Hynix chipset as its top choice.
XMP 2.0 support applies, and we think this memory can be a complement to the needs of a large RAM capacity, or a good capital when you plan to need a much bigger choice in the future. The single 16GB channel will certainly provide certainty in terms of capacity, especially between a special design and low power consumption.
How about performance? Could be quite positive, moreover we tried it on the latest gaming laptops Lenovo legion 5 with the power of the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor. This laptop supports high speed memory of 3200Mhz.
For this reason, we compared it with the default memory that came with the gaming laptop and the results are certainly very interesting to reveal.
SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth
In the SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth test, the T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM has a certain performance advantage over the default choice of laptop memory with a slight difference of about 4.8%, especially in the Float Memory Bandwith test. But applications that need high memory will certainly be quite influential.
7-Zip File Manager
Whereas on 7-Zip File manager, performance can be much more interesting to reveal, both data compression and decompression with a good score, although not that significant.
AIDA Cache & Memory Benchmark
And lastly is AIDA Cache & Memory Benchmark which at least can show the effectiveness of memory speed, whether it’s read speed, write or even copy. And as a whole, this memory produces a pretty good score with a difference of about 2.9% compared to the default laptop default option.
How so far? maybe we don’t give more value to gaming performance, moreover, sometimes the difference isn’t too significant when you have a dedicated GPU on a laptop. And as a whole, T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz can be your first choice when looking for reliable memory for laptops or even notebooks that support high speed.
Good stability and compatibility, especially for the latest generation of devices, can be a definite superior value for this device. Aesthetics can also matter a lot with a stylish heat spreader, plus it has the added benefit of keeping memory temperature properly maintained. Although, it does affect the cooling quality of the laptop anyway.
While the price is relative, cheap or not, not too expensive. And the latency is quite high on the CL12, so performance and power consumption are not very effective as a whole, but are still good overall.
In the end, the T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz can certainly really be used for memory needs and high capacity for users on gaming laptops, whether it’s as an additional complement or the main asset to go. However, it should be noted that when you are interested and want to buy this memory, make sure the laptop supports 3200Mhz frequency.
So, that’s our brief review of the T-Force Vulcan SO-DIMM 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz. Even though we didn’t reveal everything, for sure, hopefully it will be useful!