G.Skill TridentZ 5 DDR5 5600 CL36 review

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Hardware and Software used, temperatures

Hardware and Software used, temperatures


  • Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Apex


  • Intel Core i9-12900K 

 Graphics Cards

  • Asus GeForce® RTX 3080 TUF


  • 2 x 16 GB DDR5 6000 MHz CL40

CPU cooler

  • Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 360 ARGB

Power Supply Unit

  • Seasonic Prime Titanium Ultra 850 W

Mass storage

  • Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB


  • AOC CU34G2X up to 3440 x 1440

OS related Software

  • Windows 10 (latest patches & updates installed) 
  • DirectX 9/10/11/12 latest End-User Runtime  (Download)
  • Nvidia GeForce driver latest (Download)

In the practical part, we ran the games at FullHD (1920 x 1080) resolution to avoid a bottleneck caused by the VGA, but we’ve also checked the 1440p. We used RTSS to measure the number of frames per second (average fps). The results presented in the graphs are the averages of the values obtained in 3 runs. Later in the article, we will show you this setup running at 6000 MHz (and overclocked, which involved tuning the timings). Now, for the last thing on this page. Thermal performance was measured with a pyrometer and a FLIR.    




We ran HCI Design MemTest  6.0 for 15 minutes. The memory kit was operating with XMP activated. The temperature was about 30° Celsius in idle mode. During the load – it reached a max ~45° Celsius. At the testing time, the room temperature was about 22° Celsius. It would help if you also remembered that the temps should be lower with an air CPU cooler than a typical AIO (Liquid Freezer II has the VRM fan which helps to cool also the RAM).

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