G.Skill TridentZ Royal Elite DDR4 3600 MHz CL14 review

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Hardware and Software used, temperatures

Hardware and Software used, temperatures


  • Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WIFI for AMD system
  • Asrock Z590 Taichi


  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Intel Core i9-10850K (Comet Lake)

 Graphics Cards

  • Gigabyte GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti 11G


  • 2 x 16 GB DDR4 3600 MHz CL14

CPU cooler

  • Asus Ryujin 360 (Intel system)
  • Deepcool AS500 (AMD system)

Power Supply Unit

  • Seasonic Prime Titanium Ultra 850 W
  • Seasonic Connect 750 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 (yeah, the 2080 Ti is not a weak card, but still). 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. We will show you this setup running at 3600 MHz (and overclocked, which involved tuning the timings) later on in the article. Now, for the last thing on this page. Thermal performance was measured with a pyrometer and a FLIR.    

If you want to see the results with the Z390 motherboard and Intel Core i9 9900K combo - please check the Corsair RAM review.


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. The stress temperature was about 45 degrees. The room temperature, at the time of testing, was about 23° Celsius. You also need to keep in mind that the temps should be lower with an air CPU cooler than an AIO.

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