The following system was used to test the memory kit:
– Processor: Intel i9 9900K @ 5GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X
– Graphics Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
– SSD: Crucial MX 500GB
– HDD: WD 1TB Blue
– PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750W Platinum
– CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster MasterLiquid 240
– Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
– OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (After April Update)
The RAM was tested using the CPU at its turbo frequency of 5 GHz. The memory was firstly tested using the standard X.M.P frequency while the second test was done with the memory at the maximum frequency reached while Overclocking. Each test was done a minimum of three times.
Software used for testing the RAM Kit:
– CineBench R15
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– SuperPi 1.55 Mod
– AIDA64 Extreme Version: 6.20.5300 (11/26/2019)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
AIDA64 Read-Write Benchmark
AIDA64 Latency Benchmark
SuperPi 1.55 Mod
The GoodRAM IRDM X 16GB DDR4-3000 offers a good performance from the factory with good overclocking potential.
The IRDM X is available in four different color versions and plenty of variations of capacity and speed. The design of the memory modules is minimalist with no RGB implementations or any LED elements. Instead, the pain applied on the heatsink has a glossy texture that will enhance the overall look of the RAM kit.
The performance is good out of the box, and can be increased through overclocking. Without raising the voltage, the IRDM X overclocked from the factory frequency of 3000MHz to 3500Mhz. More can be achieved through trial and error, but for a quick overclocking session, it is great.
In conclusion, the GoodRAM IRDM X 16GB DDR4-3000 is a good memory kit that offers not only performance but a minimalist approach to the looks of the kit. The build quality is very good, starting from the glossy paint applied to the heatsink and ending with the quality of the PCB. The only inconvenient is the availability of these RAM kits outside the EU region.