Neo Forza Trinity 6400 CL40 32 GB (2x 16 GB)
6400 MHz CL40 32 GB (2x 16 GB)
Neo Forza Trinity 6400 CL40 32 GB kit is the second kit (after the Neo Forza Trinity JetBlack 6000 CL40 2x 32GB) from the Taiwanese company (which was founded in 2018) that we had a chance to look at. It is a brand of Goldkey (which has existed since 1998) that focuses on enthusiast-grade products. You can find the SATA, M.2 PCIe drives, DDR4, and DDR5 in the offer. As for the last item from the list, Neo Forza offers four series:
- Trinity, which we’re reviewing (with the RGB and the frequencies up to 7800 MHz)
- Trinity JetBlack – (w/o RGB and up to 7800 MHz)
- MDK5 (w/o RGB and the frequencies up to 6800 MHz)
- PnP (4800-5200 MHz, JEDEC compliant, and 1.1 V)
We got a sample of the Trinity (so with the RGB lighting) kit that consists of two 16 GB modules with a frequency of 6400 MHz and latency of CL40.
A quick reminder - DDR5 is the newest technology to hit the market, make headlines, and break world records. DDR5 already set spectacular results in overclocking (of course, using the LN2), as even 10550 MHz. DDR4 RAMs operate on a single 64-bit bus, while DDR5 has two 32-bit buses (plus, in both cases, an additional 8-bit for ECC). As a result, a single module is identified as Dual Channel, while two are identified as Quad Channel. However, the solution does not match the throughput of HEDT platforms with processors with a four-channel controller. The internal (A / B) channels of DDR5 RAM also share the RCD (Register Clock Driver), which provides more output signals and more extended pulse reading (8 vs. 16). The DDR5 comes with a Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) from the most important things you need to know. It’s responsible for controlling voltage changes, optimizing the energy draw, and making it less demanding for the motherboard controller. The DDR4 nominal voltage is 1.2 V; for the DDR5, it’s 1.1 V. Typical XMP voltage for the older type of memory is 1.35V (sometimes 1.45 V); now, it’s mostly 1.25 V. Speaking of the XMP, till now, it was 2.0 revision, with the introduction of the DDR5 we’ve got the rev 3.0. The main difference is that the number of profiles has increased from three to five (three for the manufacturer settings and two placeholders for the users).
After this short introduction – let’s present a bit of the review sample.
The Heat Spreader is made from forged aluminum. There are no color variants. Our sample is the mid-tier frequency kit from the Neo Forza Trinity series, with a 6400 MHz clock, CL40-40-40-77, at 1.4 V. As for the capacities of this family, you can find the following:
- Dual Channel Kit: 16GB (8GB*2), 32GB (16GB*2), 64GB (32GB*2), 128GB (32GB*4)
As for the frequencies, there are the following variants available:
- 5200 MHz
- 5600 MHz
- 6000 MHz
- 6400 MHz
- 6600 MHz
- 6800 MHz
- 7200 MHz
- 7600 MHz
- 7800 MHz
- 8000 MHz (in preparation)
Overall, this Neo Forza memory kit seems like a good option for those looking for fast-enough memory with RGB lighting (in case you don’t need it, there’s always the “JetBlack” Trinity series). The RGB can be controlled via the following motherboard software:
- Asus Aura Sync
- Asrock Polychrome RGB
- Gigabyte RGB Fusion 2.0
- MSI Mystic Light Sync
It’s a series with an XMP profile and the AMD EXPO. The height of the memory module is 40 mm/1.57 inches, so it’s a relatively low-profile form, which should cause rare problems with the (air) CPU coolers. As for (official) compatibility – there should be no problem with the AMD and the Intel platform (at least for variants with frequencies up to 6400-6600 MHz, the higher frequency kits need the Z790 chipset).
We’ll check the kit on two platforms, with Z790-based motherboards (Asus Z790 Maximus Hero) combined with the Intel Core i9 13900K and the Asrock X670E Steel Legend combined with an AMD Ryzen 9 7900X. This time, the used GPU is the Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090, so it shouldn’t be a limiting factor for the memory performance. We are traditionally going to try and squeeze something more out of it. The default parameters and visual aspects look attractive – we must check the performance then. A limited lifetime warranty backs the Neo Forza series. Ok, next page, please.