Team Group T-Force Xcalibur 3600MHz DDR4 RGB RAM Review: Worthy Of Legend

After reviewing the T-Force Night Hawk RGM RAM, Team Group became our favorite RAM manufacturer. That’s no small feat either, for years all we’d recommend is Corsair memory. Nothing else came close in terms of performance and attractive designs, their Dominator line has always held a special place in our hearts.

However, Team Group has proven that they are not only a challenger in the heavily saturated RAM market, they are a company to beat! While other memory manufacturers have stagnated in terms of design, Team Group consistently releases a totally new design while remaining on the cutting edge of performance. Does the T-Force Xcalibur RGB continue that trend? Let’s find out!

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Unboxing & Initial Impressions

The Xcalibur RGB RAM comes in two styles, the general edition and special edition. There is one capacity size, 16GB and two speeds, 3600MHz and 4000MHz. We received the 3600MHz special edition.

The front of the box displays both the general and special edition versions of the Xcalibur RAM next to a large sword (presumable King Arthur’s Excalibur) plunged deep into the Earth.

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The back of the box lists a short company description, a few bullet points about the lighting angle, design, RGB software and XMP 2.0 support. There is also a side by side comparison of the general and special edition DIMMs.

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Inside the box you will find the two DIMMs, warranty information and a case badge.

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The DIMMs themselves are breathtaking. The design is simply phenomenal. As we’ve come to expect from Team Group, build quality is top-notch, the DIMMs feel great in your hands and they can’t wait to be installed in your motherboard!

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The design showcases the T-Force logo opposite the Xcalibur RGB branding. There is a space gray metal clip with a screw that secures the top RGB bar in place. It makes for a very sleek, modern and unique look! The ultra-wide 120° RGB lighting viewing angle is as advertised, the light panels are proudly on display at seemingly every viewable angle.

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The special edition was designed extremely well, and you can’t help but be mesmerized at the “totem design” as Team Group refers to it. This is the type of RAM that can serve as the centerpiece of your computer build. Everything from the RGB lights to the perfect placement of the lines and shapes on each DIMM shows just how much effort went in to building this product.

The Xcalibur RGB RAM has support for all the major RGB lighting platforms including ASUS Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, ASRock Polychrome Sync as well as Team Group’s own T-Force Blitz software.

One thing to consider when using this RAM is its size: 145.8mm (L) x 51.7mm (W) x 8.8mm (H). These DIMMs are quite large and huge heatsinks such as the Noctua D15 may not fit in one or all possible orientations due to the clearance.

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This is something you want to be certain of before choosing your CPU cooler. If you are using a popular AIO liquid cooling unit such as the EVGA CLC 240, you don’t need to worry about this.

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Performance & Overclocking

The CAS latency is the same for both the 360 MHz and 4000MHz versions: 18-20-20-44. As is the voltage of 1.35V.

We had no trouble reaching 3600MHz using the XMP profile in our 8700K system using an EVGA Z370 Micro motherboard. As with the Night Hawk, we did not experience any stability issues after activating XMP which has been known to occur with cheaper memory.

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Others have reported issues with the timings on their kits, however some of those incidents were likely caused by a cheaper motherboard not able handle memory overclocking.

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Conclusion

As we’ve now come to expect from them, Team Group knocked the Xcalibur RGM RAM out of the park! The T-Force Xcalibur 3600MHz special edition kit we tested worked perfectly out of the box, including overclocking with the XMP profile.

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At its current price of $199 on Newegg, the 16GB Team Group Xcalibur 3600MHz RGM RAM Special Edition is a truly great value. Not only will you get one of the best-looking sets of memory ever made, it will perform excellently and is backed by a lifetime warranty ensuring many years of service with your purchase. We highly recommend the T-Force Xcalibur RGB RAM!

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