Final Words & Conclusion
The G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 C34 memory kit is certainly a fast option, and its aesthetic design is a nice bonus. However, the question remains whether the increased cost is worth the performance gain. The combination of frequency and latency is a sweet spot in terms of price and overall performance, but if you are willing to spend more money on DDR5, latency becomes more important. As the article has shown, the difference in performance between a DDR5 kit running at 6000 MHz and one running at 4800 MHz is relatively small, around 2%. However, there is a more noticeable difference between 4800 MHz and 6800 MHz, around 3% in best-case scenarios. This raises the question of how vital DDR5 memory is over DDR4 and memory frequency over latency, which is why we included DDR4 results in our comparison.
For gaming, the performance difference between DDR4 and DDR5 is more pronounced, a DDR4 kit running at 3600 MHz with good timings and latency is still okay really. Ultimately, whether or not the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6800 C34 memory kit is worth the cost will depend on your specific needs and budget.
When we look at an RTX 3090 in gaming with DDR5 memory, we can see actual results scaling upwards in frequency and, most importantly, latency. However, solely at lower resolutions and CPU-bound games. There is little question that DDR5 is the way to go; we, however, prefer kits with lower latency as opposed to super high frequencies with higher latencies. Admittedly, the TeamGroup memory tested holds the best of both worlds with CL34 and 7200 MHz frequency.
We managed to push our sample kit, at native latencies, to 6,800MT/s using 1.4V. The increase over default frequency is less impressive than going from 4,800 to 6,000, as other than AIDA, regular benchmarks improved by, on average, maybe 1 per cent. 7,600MT/s is a nice sweet spot for this memory kit and is achievable; however, it is dependent on your PC setup and components. We have been able to boot at 8000 MHZ / CL40 / 1.5V, but that wasn't stable and needs further tweaking (and time). The 7800 MHz marker is manageable on our setup but requires a bit more tweaking, and there's only so much time we can spend on these articles. In the end, we halted at 7800 MHz CL36 at 1.5V with the following results.
The G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB 32GB DDR5 kit is now available at a more affordable price of $300, making it a great solution for consumers. One of the main advantages of this kit is that it features Hynix A-die memory chips, which are known for their high quality and overclocking capabilities. The top speed of this kit has been measured at 6800 MT/s, but it can be overclocked to 7600/7800 MT/s if your processor's integrated memory controller allows it. This makes it a desirable option for users looking to push the limits of their system's performance. It would be interesting to compare the overclocking capabilities of this kit to that of a 7600 MT/s model, but regardless of the comparison, the Hynix A-die memory chips in this kit have been specifically selected to sustain a 7600 MT/s XMP. The design of the G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB is also noteworthy, as it features a high-quality RGB LED light bar that adds a touch of style to any system. Overall, the G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB 32GB DDR5 kit is a well-designed and high-performing option that offers good results at its current price. It is likely to become popular among Z690/Z790 users, and those in the market for Hynix A-die RAM, as it offers a cost-effective option at 299 USD with its frequency of 6800 MT/s and its ability to produce stunning visuals at a budget price.