CES 2019: TeamGroup And ASRock Release Phantom Gaming Branded Memory and SSDby Gavin Bonshor on January 10, 2019 9:00 AM EST
One of the leading players in memory Team Group has joined forces with ASRock to release the Phantom Gaming branded T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD and T-FORCE XCALIBUR Phantom Gaming RGB memory.
At the launch of Intel's Z390 chipset, ASRock dropped its Fatal1ty gaming branding and introduced the more premium Phantom Gaming series of motherboards to the market. Phantom gaming towards the top end of the product stack benefits from features such as 2.5 G Realtek Gaming NIC and good quality VRMs for better performance. To further enhance the Phantom gaming series, ASRock has teamed with TeamGroup to produce two new gaming-centric ranges of memory and storage devices.
T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD (5 V)
Team Group and ASRock's partnership brings a new SSD to the market via the T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD and it's available in three different capacities; 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB models. The new T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSD has a unique design which integrates addressable RGB LEDs which allows users to customize the look. To use the addressable features a motherboard with 5 V ADD headers are required.
The T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSDs are derived from the original DELTA RGB that we reviewed last year and the performance specifications are unchanged, so the new variants are probably still using last-generation 32-layer 3D NAND.
In terms of availability, the T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB SSDs is currently unknown although the 250 GB has an MSRP of $72 USD, the 500 GB $112 USD and the 1 TB model with an MSRP of $202.
T-FORCE XCALIBUR Phantom Gaming RGB DDR4
The T-FORCE XCALIBUR Phantom Gaming RGB DDR4 memory is certified and tested to work with ASRock's Phantom Gaming motherboard range. Integrated into the aluminium heatsinks is RGB LEDs which offer an ultra wide 120° viewing angle. These RGB LEDs can be synchronised with compatible motherboards for a uniformed aesthetic.
XMP 2.0 profiles are supported with the T-FORCE XCALIBUR Phantom Gaming RGB DDR4 in three different configurations. These include three 2x8GB kits in DDR4-3200 CL16 18-18-38, DDR4-3600 CL18 20-20-44 and DDR4-4000 CL18; all three kits have an operating voltage of 1.35 V.
Availability is currently unknown, but we know the DDR4-3200 2x8 GB kit has an MSRP of $175 USD and the DDR4-3600 2x8 GB kit has an MSRP of $215 USD. There is currently no pricing information available for the DDR4-4000 2x8 GB kit, but it's not expected to be cheap if priced in line with other DDR4-4000 kits currently on the market.
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Valantar - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkT-FORCE XCALIBUR Phantom Gaming RGB DDR4 - designed specifically to make your DRAM latches as difficult to open as possible.
PeachNCream - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkIt's better they dropped the Fatal1ty brand. The typo is likely discouraging to people that often spend their time using expensive gaming hardware as a conduit to troll others for their poor use of English in multiplayer games. Furthermore, the original person behind that name is too old to be a recognizable person in the industry and may have even outgrown the identity.
Valantar - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkI doubt he'd outgrown the royalty checks, though. Still, have to agree, that brand was outdated.
PeachNCream - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkI vaguely recall seeing him involved in some sort of overclocking stuff, but using his name rather than the gaming identity. Although yes, those royalty checks are hard to argue with if you can still obtain them.
ballsystemlord - Thursday, January 10, 2019 - linkI actually like the RGB on SSD drives, but the endurance of TeamForce's SSDs (60TBW (Truth checkers: Don't forget write amplification (1 bit changed x 128K), RAIN and ECC (1 bit changed x 128K * 1.5) best case scenario.)), was so low that it is not worth the asking price; or any price for that matter.
Sadly, and I really hope they have improved, the TeamForce drives are also notorious for high failure rates. See individual reviews on websites selling these things.