GOODRAM IRDM PRO 16GB DDR4-3600MHz

Testing

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.

 

Stock settings

 

Overclock

 

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

 

CineBench R15

 

AIDA64 Read/Write/Copy Benchmark

 

AIDA64 Latency Benchmark

 

SuperPi 1.55 Mod

 

Final thoughts

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.

5 thoughts on “GOODRAM IRDM PRO 16GB DDR4-3600MHz

  • September 7, 2020 at 8:32 am
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    Hynix C-die 8Gb DRAMs.

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    • September 7, 2020 at 11:16 pm
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      Thanks!

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  • September 7, 2020 at 11:15 pm
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    The chips used are Hynix H5AN8G8NCJR, the DTBM code is a dead giveaway.

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    • September 7, 2020 at 11:16 pm
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      Thanks for letting me know! I ran the serial number through multiple search engines and software and got no return. I’ll update the article.

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      • September 8, 2020 at 3:20 am
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        This DTBM thing is honestly confusing. I have ICs marked as such in 4GB OEM Goodram sticks, 8 banks per stick all on one side, and no clue whether it’s really “cut down” 8Gb CJR or something else. Apparently Hynix swaps the first letter for N (making it NTBM in thisbcase) for 4-bank configs and I’ve seen the second letter turning to W for 16-bank dualrank but that’s inconsistent (some still have a T there). Working on an extended version of the Hynix mark list right now (it already includes 8Gb MFR, AFR, CJR, DJR and JJR in a traditional 1024×8 config). And thanks a ton for the review anyway.

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