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In preparation for the arrival of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake CPUs and Z690 platform, TeamGroup is highlighting a couple of new DDR5 memory products, the T-Force Vulcan and T-Force Delta RGB. They are part of a larger online launch event, in which TeamGroup is unveiling a spate of products, including internal and external SSDs, and even a liquid-cooled SSD. Of course, SSDs have been around for quite some time, but DDR5 memory has been out of the realm of consumer platforms up until this point. That changes this year with Alder Lake. Intel's 12th Gen Core processors and accompanying platforms offer up support for the next-gen memory standard, as well as DDR4 memory. You won't be able to use both... Read more...
We're always on the lookout for hot new SSDs here at Hot Hardware, and the folks at TeamGroup just announced two new product families that might be interesting to two types of users: those looking for value-priced PCIe 4.0 SSDs, and those that want a speedy external SSD solution. Starting things off is the T-Force Cardea Z44L, a PCIe 4.0 SSD aimed at gaming enthusiasts. Like many of the T-Force SSDs launched over the past few months, the Z44L uses a super-thin graphene heatsink which can improve heat dissipation by up to 9 percent compared to the same SSD without a heatsink. Although the Cardea Z44L uses the PCIe 4.0 interface, its maximum sequential read and write speeds are more in line with... Read more...
TeamGroup was among the first to make its DDR5 modules available to the public, even though platforms supporting the next-generation memory standard haven't shipped yet. However, those were "standard" DDR5-4800 kits without fancy heatsinks or other design flourishes. However, TeamGroup's T-Force brand is catering to enthusiasts that want to "RGB All The Things" by announcing new Delta RGB DDR5 modules. As you can clearly see, this is an evolution of T-Force's existing Delta DDR4 family of modules and is available in either white or black. And living up to its namesake, there are RGB lighting effects along the edge of the heatsink that you can sync up with your control software. According to TeamGroup,... Read more...
Now that Sony has put out official guidelines for supported SSDs on the PlayStation 5, manufacturers are coming out of the woodwork with compatible products. The latest is TeamGroup's T-Force brand with a new version of its Cardea SSD. The new Cardea A440 Pro Special Series sets itself apart with a white graphene heatsink, which TeamGroup says is a first for the industry. Sony highly recommends that users install a heatsink to keep temperatures in check for SSDs installed within the PlayStation 5's chassis. On the performance front, the Cardea A440 Pro Special Series is more than a match for Sony's minimum recommended sequential read speeds of 5,000 MB/sec. So instead, we're looking at sequential... Read more...
The first commercial DDR5 modules are now available, but there's only one problem. There are no motherboards or processor platforms to support them… yet. TeamGroup announced earlier this month that its Elite DDR5-4800 modules would be available to purchase by the end of June, and the company wasn't kidding. Both Amazon and Newegg are currently carrying the Elite DDR5-4800 kit, which includes two 16GB 288-pin ECC unbuffered DIMMs (Part Number: TED532G4800C40DC01). As previously reported, these modules operate at 1.1 volts with timings of CL40-40-40-77. As with all DDR5 modules, the voltage regulator module (VRM) is integrated along with the Power Management IC (PMIC). This kit doesn't come... Read more...
The PCI Express 4.0 interface has been around on AMD's Ryzen platform for a long time now, ever since the launch of Zen 2 and the X570 chipset. The new spec has finally gone mainstream on Intel's platforms, as well, with the release of the Rocket Lake-S 11th Gen Core processor family and the accompanying Z590 PCH. That means that neither camp is restricted to the older 3.0 spec which has half the bandwidth of the newer PCIe interface. It's high time we saw PCIe 4 solid state drives go mainstream, and today we have another offering on tap as a result with TEAMGROUP's T-Force Cardea Zero Z440 M.2 SSD. As we hinted above, this drive rides the latest PCI Express bus for the most potential bandwidth... Read more...
TeamGroup is targeting customers looking for large-capacity SSDs, but don't want to compromise too much on performance. The company's solution is the new T-Force Cardea Z44Q family, which uses the PCIe 4.0 interface along with value-conscious 3D QLC NAND to keep pricing in check. Although the SSDs are, of course, backward compatible with the PCIe 3.0 interface, you'll want to use PCIe 4.0 to take advantage of up to 5,000 MB/sec sequential read speeds and 4,000 MB/sec writes. That's far better performance than you'd find in PCIe 3.0 SSD counterparts and miles ahead of comparable large-capacity SATA solutions. According to TeamGroup, random reads and writes are listed at up to 350K IOPS and 600K... Read more...
As we inch closer to the launch of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors, many companies are touting their blazing fast DDR5 memory portfolios that will be available. One company that has been at the forefront of DDR5 development is TeamGroup, and it just announced the upcoming availability of Elite Series DDR5 modules for the consumer market. TeamGroup will sell the modules in a 16GBx2 kit (32GB), and they are rated fresh out of the box for 4800MHz speeds. These speeds compare to the standard 3200MHz rating for DDR4 modules. Those DDR5-4800 speeds are with timings of CL40-40-40-77, running at 1.1 volts. As with all DDR5 memory, power management (PMIC) is now handled on-module instead... Read more...
As we fast approach the launch of Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake-S desktop processor platform, memory manufacturers are becoming a bit more comfortable talking about their DDR5 product portfolio. One such company is XPG, which today announced its new Caster DDR5 memory family, which will launch during Q3 2021. According to XPG, Caster modules will be available in either a standard gray/black finish or with RGB flourishes for those who want to show off their gaming rig's internals. In addition, the modules will be available in 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB configurations. With the launch of DDR5 memory, 32GB modules will become commonplace for enthusiasts, meaning that your typical consumer motherboard... Read more...
This weekend, we brought you the news that the emerging Chia cryptocurrency is increasingly gaining in value, which has attracted an influx of new crypto miners. Chia is mined using unused space on your HDD or SSD, so it stands to reason that crypto miners are gobbling up these storage devices at a rapid clip to store cryptographic numbers (also called plots). TeamGroup is looking to cater to this growing audience with its new T-Create Expert SSD, which was designed specifically for mining Chia. Since it doesn't rely on high-performance CPUs or GPUs, mining for Chia isn't nearly as "needy" concerning power requirements. "Storage capacity and power consumption are also relatively unrelated," TeamGroup... Read more...
When it comes to PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the sky is the limit with performance. When the first-generation SSDs landed with sequential read speeds surpassing 5,000 MB/sec, we were impressed. Things have only progressed from there, with SSDs using second-generation PCIe 4.0 controllers like the Adata XPG Gammix S70 delivering sequential reads/writes of 7,400 MB/sec and 6,400 MB/sec, respectively. TeamGroup is now throwing its hat in the ring for PCIe 4.0 SSD performance dominance with the T-Force Cardea A440 SSD. The Cardea A440 trades a bit in maximum sequential read speeds compared to the Gammix S70 in favor of higher sequential writes, coming in at 7,000 MB/sec and 6,900 MB/sec, respectively. We should... Read more...
Earlier this week, Samsung touted its development of next-generation 512GB DDR5 modules rated for 7200 Mbps speeds. TeamGroup is grabbing some headlines of its own today with some announcements from its T-Force Gaming brand. According to TeamGroup, it has already validated its first standard DDR5 U-DIMM and SO-DIMM modules which should be available later this year. With that step out of the way, T-Force has focused its attention on one aspect of performance that enthusiasts care about: overclocking. So far, TeamGroup has only announced DDR5-4800 modules, and it has not given any indication as to how far memory speeds can be increased with overclocking. However, T-Force explains... Read more...
Almost all of the chatter centered on DDR5 memory so far has been in reference to full-size modules for future motherboard applications. That is all fine and dandy, especially with Intel set to release its Alder Lake-S lineup later this year, and AMD on track to deliver Zen 4 around the same time. But what about laptops? Those will be getting DDR5 upgrades as well, and Teamgroup is on top of it with a newly developed DDR5 SO-DIMM. "Paying attention to the needs of not only desktop but also notebook and mini PC users, Teamgroup has successfully created a DDR5 SO-DIMM and is expected to be the first to take Intel and AMD's new platform validation tests," the company says. Granted, there are no... Read more...
Earlier this month, TeamGroup boasted that its first 16GB DDR5-4800 modules would be rolling out in 2021. The company indicated that it would be coordinating the release of these blazing faster modules with next-generation CPU platforms from leading PC processor manufacturers AMD and Intel. In the lead-up to an expected Q3 2021 debut, TeamGroup says that it is now in the process of validating its first run of DDR5 modules. As previously reported, these are 16GB modules rated at 4,800MHz with an operating voltage of 1.1V. There is also baked in Error Correcting Code (EEC) support, which is a big upgrade for consumer-level DRAM. At this time, the DDR5 modules are being tested in prototype... Read more...
The clock is ticking on DDR4, and TeamGroup is eager to adopt the next-gen DDR5 memory standard as quickly as possible. As such, the memory announced today that it will be releasing its first "Elite" branded DDR5 memory product in the second half of next year. In the process, TeamGroup may have also tipped what AMD and Intel have planned for next year, because it is working with both semiconductor companies on this release. "TeamGroup has made ample preparations in 2020 to take the lead in the DDR5 market and will coordinate its releases with the DDR5 platforms of the top two CPU manufacturers, Intel and AMD. The company’s DDR5 memory is expected to be available as early as Q3 2021," TeamGroup... Read more...
Have you ever needed to store millions of videos, songs, and games (or just 3 whole copies of the new Call of Duty)? TEAMGROUP, maker of memory and storage products, is shaking up the SSD game with QX, the first consumer-grade 15.3TB 2.5” SATA SSD. This beastly storage device at built with 3D QLC flash memory, which may lead to concerns of overall lifespan. TEAMGROUP quells this concern with the fact that it “has up to 2560TBW of write life.” Also, the QX SSD supports Windows TRIM optimization, NCQ technology, and Wear-Leveling technology, which all contribute to a longer lifespan. Overall, TEAMGROUP states that this device is “super durable” and will revolutionize... Read more...
ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance has teamed up with TEAMGROUP to design some new storage products that are available for gamers. The new storage products include the T-FORCE CARDEA II TUF Gaming Alliance M.2 SSD and the T-FORCE Delta TUF Gaming Alliance RGB Gaming SSD. Both of the storage devices have been certified and tested by the TUF Gaming Alliance. Both SSDs have an exterior design that looks very cool and interesting complete with a TUF Gaming camo logo. The T-Force Delta SSD has complete RGB lighting on the outside that can be synchronized with the ASUS AURA SYNC motherboard lighting control software. The drive is also etched with military-style camouflage to take a boring storage product and... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family of products have been on the market since July, and are complimented by X570-based hardware like the recently announced MSI X570 Unify gaming motherboard. TeamGroup has just announced two new products that leverage that Ryzen 3000/X570 platform.  First up is its new, AMD-optimized DARK Zα DDR4 gaming memory, which is available in 16GB (8GBx2) and 32GB (16GBx2) kits. The modules will be available in DDR4-3200, DDR4-3600, and DDR4-4000 speed ratings. The DDR4-3200 modules have timings of CL16-18-18-38, while the DDR4-3600 and DDR4-4000 modules are both rated at CL18-22-22-42. All of the modules are backed with a lifetime warranty and come with an aluminum... Read more...