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.
The GOODRAM IRDM PRO 16GB DDR4-3600MHz has a good overclocking potential. The maximum overclock reached with this kit was 3732MHz, while maintaining the factory timings of 17-19-19-39. While a 132MHz overclock is not that much, the fact that the timings were left untouched is good, especially for overclocking beginners. As always, when overclocking RAM, the best performance gains are achieved by having a good ratio between higher frequency and lower timings.
Software used for testing the RAM Kit:
– CineBench R15
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– SuperPi 1.55 Mod
– AIDA64 Extreme Version: 6.25.5400
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
AIDA64 Read/Write/Copy Benchmark
AIDA64 Latency Benchmark
SuperPi 1.55 Mod
The GOODRAM IRDM PRO 16GB DDR4-3600 is a good value DDR4 RAM kit, which offers not only a good performance, but a great build quality as well.
In terms of the aesthetics, the IRDM PRO goes against the flow of the market. This RAM kit has no RGB LEDs, in fact, it has no LEDs at all. In addition, the heatsink has a low-profile design, with no flashy graphics or shapes present.
The performance is great, and the overclocking potential is good. Without altering the timings or the voltage, a small 132MHz overclock was achieved. More performance can be gained if the timings are lowered while maintaining or increasing the stock frequency.
The build quality is great, the matte black coating applied on the aluminum made heatsink has a good and even finish. The gold accents have a linear brushed texture which creates a good contrast with the rest of the surface of the heatsink.
In conclusion, the GOODRAM IRDM PRO 16GB DDR4-3600 is a great choice for both gaming and workstation type systems. The performance is good and the same can be said for the build quality. The only inconvenient found with this RAM kit is the lack of availability outside the EU region.