A double data-rate introduction
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3600 MHZ DDR4 Memory
Fantastic aesthetics with a high performance 32 GB memory kit
We review the all new RGB series TridentZ DDR4 memory from G.Skill. It's fast at 3600 MHz, it's cool and runs XMP 2.0 memory profiles on Intel platforms as well. Join us as we review not just some of the fastest clocked bars of memory, but a kit among the most cool looking ones as well.
The new RGB series are hip and trendy alright, they fit the LED themed PCs and components these days. Admittedly, there's LED and then there's proper LED implementation that work good and look good. The TridentZ RGB modules as far as I am concerned do fall within that last category as they have been implemented in an incredibly aesthetically pleasing manner, but then G.SKILL added some more TLC as you can control the LEDs in realtion to color and animation. G.Skill is providing their own software to regulate this, the DIMM RGB configuration will also be compatible with with Aura SYNC. At defaults though this kit wil revert to the most popular setting, a rainbow of colors in a wave-style lighting effect, illuminating your PC with a many shades of RGB.
It does all with without extra cables and connectors. Next to all the RGB bling, you should realize, these are TridentZ DDR4 DIMMs, and that means you'll see many high-frequency and low latency options for your purchasing needs available. Our kit for example runs an effective 3600 MHz DDR4 data-rate, but G.Skill will offer these kits up-to DDR4-4266MHz in several combinations to adress dual and quad-channel memory configurations ranging from 16GB towards even 64 GB DIMM kits in varying SKUs. Being G.Skill these DIMMs will all receive a life-time warranty as well as being XMP 2.0 compatible.
DDR4 memory modules you can choose plenty from and honestly, cheap but dull all green Kingston Value memory for example works absolutely fine. Then there is regular mainstream DIMMs, then step it up a little and say high-frequency memory is a hint faster and often cooler looking inside your PC with the fancy designs and heat-spreaders. For the last stage in the channel there's enthusiast grade memory for the performance enthusiasts, which is what we will look at as G.SKILL has released TridentZ series memory, the successor to their TridentX series on the (back then) DDR3 platform. The DIMMs we received from them clock in at an amazing 3600 MHz (effective).
Stylish RAM memory for the people that need fast performance, the people that build their own PCs, perhaps customize it a little. In that mindset G.SKILL released an new series based on quality, performance and LED lit aesthetics in the TridentZ package. These DIMMs will most certainly not be the cheapest, but incredibly cool with great looks and high frequencies that can be enabled with a simple XMP profile in your BIOS. We received a dual/quad channel kit, 32GB of it .. configured over 4 DIMMs thus holding 8 GB each. Rated PC4-28800 / 3800MHz at CAS latency 16. This has to be one of the coolest looking memory kits you have seen to date.
Before we dive into the review please have a look at the video above to observe the powerful LED system that G.Skill has embedded. After, next page please.