Monday, February 10th 2020

G.SKILL Announces 256GB (8x 32GB) DDR4-3600 Trident-Z Neo Memory Kits

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce an all-new high capacity, low-latency memory kit, Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CL16-20-20 256 GB (32GBx8) 1.35 V, for the latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor. Built with the latest high-density 16Gb components, this new DDR4 memory specification offers a perfect choice for those pursuing ultimate memory performance or attempting to build a powerful workstation for heavy content creation workloads.

With the ultra-high kit capacity of 256 GB, G.SKILL is now pushing the performance boundary of 32 GB modules to a high level of DDR4-3600 on the high core-count AMD Threadripper platform. Optimized to unlock the full potential of the newest AMD 64-core processor, the Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CL16 256 GB (32 GB x8) has been validated with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor and the ASUS ROG ZENITH II EXTREME ALPHA motherboard, as shown in the screenshot below.
Availability
This ultra-high-capacity and low-latency memory specification will be available via G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners in Q2 2020.
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21 Comments on G.SKILL Announces 256GB (8x 32GB) DDR4-3600 Trident-Z Neo Memory Kits

#1
HwGeek
When we gonna see double height DDR4 64GB modules?
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#2
bug
256GB RAM :twitch:
There are laptops that have that much SSD space...
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#3
bonehead123
WOW, how far we have come from the days of "nobdy will ever need more than 128k of ram"

"Sorry kiddies, we gotta eat ramen for this whole year, 'cause pappy needs a bunch moar ram" hehehe ...:D...:eek:...:fear:
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bug
bonehead123
WOW, how far we have come from the days of "nobdy will ever need more than 128k of ram"

"Sorry kiddies, we gotta eat ramen for this whole year, 'cause pappy needs a bunch moar ram" hehehe ...:D...:eek:...:fear:
Technically, that was "more than 640kB" (the limit MS-DOS could access without additional tricks) and barely anyone needs 256GB today (I got 32 and it already seems wasteful), but yes, the progress is incredible.

If 16-32 cores manage to become mainstream (as in actually used by software, not just affordable hardware), then the next step I expect to be moving past dual channel setups. And that's going to be interesting, too (in part because it already seems tricky to qualify RAM to run in pairs).
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Other than for creators doing pioneering work on 8K HDR content, this is mostly e-peen.
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bug
btarunr
Other than for creators doing pioneering work on 8K HDR content, this is mostly e-peen.
You could load your entire project in RAM for blazing fast compile times, but yeah...
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#7
aktpu
256GB (and 32 cores) is great for home lab setup
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#8
spectatorx
G.skill recommends this kit for threadripper and dedicates it towards creators. I look at this kit and i see two things: it is perfect for home of two consumer gamers who want to play games on ryzen and load them off ramdisk (128GB per pc) or g.skill should release the same kit but with just 4 modules. I really like this ram has high capacity and high speed with decent timings, not impressive timings but decent. We need more variations of such kits.
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#9
zo0lykas
Ddr4 you never see it.
So please be patient and wait ddr5
HwGeek
When we gonna see double height DDR4 64GB modules?
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#10
Chloe Price
To be honest, it's not THAT long ago when 256MB had a similar "whoa" effect.. At least there's room for a nice RAMdisk.
bug
256GB RAM :twitch:
There are laptops that have that much SSD space...
My 2nd PC which can also game, has 120GB SSD..
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#11
Unregistered
256GB is ok-ish for the 3990x, but not overly much. Not very nice handicapping max DRAM for a great CPU like that, but understandable from a business perspective.

8 VMs at 8 cores (16T) each = 32GB per VM

Or

16 VMs at 4 cores (8T) each = 16GB per VM

Still makes a nice relatively cheap VM station.
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bug
yakk
256GB is ok-ish for the 3990x, but not overly much. Not very nice handicapping max DRAM for a great CPU like that, but understandable from a business perspective.

8 VMs at 8 cores (16T) each = 32GB per VM

Or

16 VMs at 4 cores (8T) each = 16GB per VM

Still makes a nice relatively cheap VM station.
I'm thinking it's for those that do a lot of number crunching, keeping large data structures in RAM. A niche use case, for sure, but then again the 3990x isn't for everybody either.
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bug
I'm thinking it's for those that do a lot of number crunching, keeping large data structures in RAM. A niche use case, for sure, but then again the 3990x isn't for everybody either.
AMD kept max memory low to avoid competing against their Epyc CPUs where 512GB to 2TB of Dram is common, and often required for large databases.

I'm liking the relatively high clock speed the 3990x can attain for a VM server over Epyc. It also explains why VMWare pulled their crap move to limit their license to 32 cores. I won't be using VMWare on this Linux box, but sucks for those that will / stuck having to.
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yakk
AMD kept max memory low to avoid competing against their Epyc CPUs where 512GB to 2TB of Dram is common, and often required for large databases.

I'm liking the relatively high clock speed the 3990x can attain for a VM server over Epyc. It also explains why VMWare pulled their crap move to limit their license to 32 cores. I won't be using VMWare on this Linux box, but sucks for those that will / stuck having to.
I'm not too worried about VMWare's move (I'm a VirtualBox guy myself). With the increasing number of cores per physical die, it was bound to happen. I mean, how many cores would you expect them to support at no additional costs? Whether you like the current limit or not, you have to draw a line somewhere.
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#15
xkm1948
Nice. This is great for the influx of new single cell
based RNASeq or single cell mutation mapping data. Bioinformaticians would be very happy with the new gen of powerful HEDT platforms and high speed high capacity DRAMs. Not relaying on cluster would drastically decrease data analysis time.
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#16
AnarchoPrimitiv
btarunr
Other than for creators doing pioneering work on 8K HDR content, this is mostly e-peen.
I have a home 10gbase-t (10 Gigabit) network with a main server running VMs on small zero/thin clients around the house (my server/NAS has an Intel X710-T4 NIC with 4x 10GBase-T ports aggregated for a 40Gbit backbone) and if I win the lottery, I'd love to have a 3990x as the heart of a new server running 4 and 8 core VMs for gaming and content creation, my top storage tier of 3dxpoint drives, and 3x or 4x top tier server GPUs.... And I know I'm not the only one who would love to do that
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bug
AnarchoPrimitiv
I have a home 10gbase-t (10 Gigabit) network with a main server running VMs on small zero/thin clients around the house (my server/NAS has an Intel X710-T4 NIC with 4x 10GBase-T ports aggregated for a 40Gbit backbone) and if I win the lottery, I'd love to have a 3990x as the heart of a new server running 4 and 8 core VMs for gaming and content creation, my top storage tier of 3dxpoint drives, and 3x or 4x top tier server GPUs.... And I know I'm not the only one who would love to do that
Yeah, I heard there's another dude waiting to do just just that, as well :P
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AnarchoPrimitiv
I have a home 10gbase-t (10 Gigabit) network with a main server running VMs on small zero/thin clients around the house (my server/NAS has an Intel X710-T4 NIC with 4x 10GBase-T ports aggregated for a 40Gbit backbone) and if I win the lottery, I'd love to have a 3990x as the heart of a new server running 4 and 8 core VMs for gaming and content creation, my top storage tier of 3dxpoint drives, and 3x or 4x top tier server GPUs.... And I know I'm not the only one who would love to do that
bug
Yeah, I heard there's another dude waiting to do just just that, as well :p
:clap:

Me! Me!

(Close to that)
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#19
yotano211
I'm currently good enough with 32gb ram.
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#20
Planet
zo0lykas
Ddr4 you never see it.
So please be patient and wait ddr5
I think he meant the double height DIMMs G.Skill and Zadak brought to market last year. Unfortunately they only worked on a limited amount of boards. But yeah for 64GB UDIMM will have to wait for DDR5.
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#21
Prima.Vera
256GB RAM is nothing for a big assembly done in CATIA or SolidWorks.
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