Wednesday, October 20th 2021

G.SKILL Announces World's Fastest DDR5-6600 CL36 Trident Z5 Memory Kits

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the world's fastest DDR5 memory kit at an extreme speed and low latency of DDR5-6600 CL36-36-36-76 32 GB (2x 16 GB). This is the world's first DDR5 memory kit to reach such high level of frequency speed and extremely efficient low timings, achieved with high-performance Samsung DDR5 ICs.

In the never-ending quest for memory performance, G.SKILL is proud to reveal the latest addition of ultra-high DDR5 frequency to the flagship Trident Z5 family. While reaching an extreme frequency speed of DDR5-6600, this memory kit specification is also created with an ultra-low timing at CL36-36-36, compared to the typical CL40-40-40 timing of DDR5, making this the ultimate performance choice for gamers, enthusiasts, and overclockers. The screenshot below shows a G.SKILL memory kit validated with the use of high performance Samsung DDR5 ICs.
Designed for Ultimate DDR5 Performance
This high-end specification will be included in the Trident Z5 family, created with a sleek and futuristic exterior that assimilates hypercar elements into the iconic Trident heatspreader design. Featuring a black brushed aluminium strip inset into a metallic silver or matte black body, and topped with a sleek piano black top bar on the Trident Z5 series or a translucent RGB light bar optimized for smooth lighting on the Trident Z5 RGB series, the Trident Z5 family DDR5 memory is the ideal choice for gamers, overclockers, content creators, and enthusiasts to build a high-performance system.
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14 Comments on G.SKILL Announces World's Fastest DDR5-6600 CL36 Trident Z5 Memory Kits

#1
Valantar
Looks decent enough, but it's worth noting that 6600c36 is higher latency than 3200c16, so ... meh. About par for the course for a first-gen product, but we'll need to hit 6600c30 for it to be on par with current mainstream enthusiast offerings like 3600c16. At least it's better than JEDEC 3200c20.

That design also strikes me as the type of thing that looks better in person than in pictures. At least these pics make them look cheap and kind of weirdly proportioned.
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#2
The Quim Reaper
Well, I guess we now probably know which DDR5 kit is going to be out of stock & impossible to buy for 6mths after Alder Lake launches...
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#3
Tigger
I'm the only one
Does the DDR5 bandwidth balance the high latency?
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#4
Valantar
TiggerDoes the DDR5 bandwidth balance the high latency?
Only if you have a bandwidth-sensitive rather than latency-sensitive workload. It will be great for APUs, but meh for regular consumer workloads, which are generally more latency-sensitive. DDR5 speeds and latencies are very server-oriented, where bandwidth is the key factor.
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Tigger
I'm the only one
ValantarOnly if you have a bandwidth-sensitive rather than latency-sensitive workload. It will be great for APUs, but meh for regular consumer workloads, which are generally more latency-sensitive. DDR5 speeds and latencies are very server-oriented, where bandwidth is the key factor.
So unless you are a rabid first jumper, not really worth the DDR5 jump. May as well just get a DDR4 690 board.
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#6
Valantar
TiggerSo unless you are a rabid first jumper, not really worth the DDR5 jump. May as well just get a DDR4 690 board.
Yep. As was the case with early DDR4. I'd go for it with an APU build if AMD put out a nice RDNA2 APU with 10+ CUs, but other than that, no. When we start hitting the DDR5-8000 range we might be talking actual gains, unless latencies balloon alongside the speeds. 8400c46 would be essentially equivalent to this, and that Adata press release of an ~8100 OC was at CL50, so there's a way to go yet.
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#7
cadaveca
My name is Dave
The Quim ReaperWell, I guess we now probably know which DDR5 kit is going to be out of stock & impossible to buy for 6mths after Alder Lake launches...
Hope not.
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#8
cst1992
G.Skill makes good RAM. I have a humble low-profile kit of DDR3 sticks, but they've been running flawlessly for years.
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#9
docnorth
TiggerDoes the DDR5 bandwidth balance the high latency?
Partially at least, especially if you add the embedded light form of ECC.

Edit. Plus dual channel access per dimm.
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#10
TheinsanegamerN
TiggerSo unless you are a rabid first jumper, not really worth the DDR5 jump. May as well just get a DDR4 690 board.
Why bother investing in a new CPU generation just to hamstring it with end of the road DDR4?

May as well wait a year for raptor lake and more mature DDR5 tech rather then waste your money.
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#11
Valantar
TheinsanegamerNWhy bother investing in a new CPU generation just to hamstring it with end of the road DDR4?

May as well wait a year for raptor lake and more mature DDR5 tech rather then waste your money.
Depends what you're looking for. If you just want to upgrade from an old CPU, I see nothing wrong with ADL+DDR4 - it's not being hamstrung, as it'll take a while for DDR5 to catch up in latency, let alone surpass DDR4 in any consumer performance scenario. If you plan to upgrade several times on the same socket that might change (though I doubt that's possible with Intel), but overall I don't see how DDR4 will hold back an ADL non-APU system.
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#12
Guwapo77
For those with expendable lunch money, there is not talking them out of the being a first adopter. There is nothing wrong with it. I use to be about that life from DDR2, 3, and 4. This time, I'll wait till the CPUs find their DDR5 sweet spot. For now, I'll stick to upgrading the GPUs until the CPU becomes the bottleneck. With the way things are looking, it might be sooner than I had expected.
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#13
Minus Infinity
TheinsanegamerNWhy bother investing in a new CPU generation just to hamstring it with end of the road DDR4?

May as well wait a year for raptor lake and more mature DDR5 tech rather then waste your money.
Agree, Raptor Lake is only 12 months away as is Zen 4 and by then we'll see DDR5-7200 CL32.
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#14
ThrashZone
Hi,
These are sweet looking
Royal line was/ is nasty looking stuff.
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