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G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-4000 MHz CL14 2x8 GB

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With looks fit for a king and performance to match, the Trident Z Royal from G.SKILL is back, this time with the Trident Z Royal Elite featuring an updated look and even more performance. My test kit today is a 2x 8 GB, ticking at 4000 MHz CL14. Stunning looks and blazing performance await, so let’s dive in!

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The chrome/silver heatsink reminds me of my old OCZ Platinums that i used to have... I cant exactly remember what happened to them.

 
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Ouch 1.55v I would not be running that without active cooling on the memory.

The chrome/silver heatsink reminds me of my old OCZ Platinums that i used to have... I cant exactly remember what happened to them.



I still have a DDR500 kit of that in my Socket 939 board in the back room system is retired.
 
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Before I got my silver Royals, I'd had the less flashy Trident RGB's. I can still remember the first time I powered on my rig with the Royals installed. Damn near had to break out some sunglasses because the lighting was leaps and bounds brighter than the regular Tridents! :laugh:

The Royals have spoiled me indefinitely, I think. Everything else just seems kinda...plain.
 
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Nice! Fast. Probably not worth much in terms of useful performance. Even worse, they are nothing new if they need 1.55V. I'll stick to my 3600 CL14 at 1.45V lol
 

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1.55V... hard pass.

Also the price is quite whacky, I paid ~$130 for 32GB DDR4-3600. A couple of years back, but still...
 
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What happened to the c14 16gb sticks not sure anyone wants more 8gb sticks anymore, 2x16gb man :cool:

But yeah the price of c14 seems to be a lot of dimm voltage lol
 
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I'm not a fan of the crumpled foil look, I prefer the previous smooth sided version.
 
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The chrome/silver heatsink reminds me of my old OCZ Platinums that i used to have... I cant exactly remember what happened to them.

Still have a random 1gb stick of this. It always catches my eye when going through old hardware.
 
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1.55V... hard pass.

Also the price is quite whacky, I paid ~$130 for 32GB DDR4-3600. A couple of years back, but still...
Hard pass for me. I just want things that works. I despise RGB lighting as well as the over hyped looks of these sticks. To pay for this cosmetic premium pretty much disgusts me. I'll pay the CAS 14-14-14-34 premium, but even these sticks don't have that. I like G.Skill and have no problems mentioning how well the Flare X line is (zero issues in compatibility). But this??? Hell no.
 
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Royals or bust!!!!

I have the 4x8GB 4000 CL15 version. Love it...... Not sure I like the new heatspreaders vs the old ones though.
 
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I'm not a fan of the crumpled foil look, I prefer the previous smooth sided version.

You see - crumpled foil.

I see - multiple polytetrahedrons intermingling at a sub-atomic level in the 4th dimension. :roll:

...crumpled foil would not maintain geometric order - these polytetrahedrons do.

Grabbing this kit as soon as it's back in stock at Newegg. So curious as to why it's QVL is "Z590 Asus" only. That doesn't make any sense! :confused:

5333 Z590 ASUS.jpg
 
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Chips have "ES" marks on them, interesting...
That usually means "engineering sample". What engineering sample I wonder lol. B-die's been out since 2015 at worst.
 
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wow all spds for 2133 and lower wth?!?!

spds should be 2133 and up to 3200 as per jedec
 
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B die is literally fine up to 1.7v daily if it's kept cool.

Problem is TridentZ has shit heatspreaders.
 

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B die is literally fine up to 1.7v daily if it's kept cool.

Problem is TridentZ has shit heatspreaders.
B die may be fine and everything, but only 1.35V is standard. A little higher is fine, but that much higher may not work as expected with all motherboards.
My rule of thumb is I'll go ~10% above JEDEC voltage, not more. Never had a problem with my kits in almost two decades now.
 
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B die may be fine and everything, but only 1.35V is standard. A little higher is fine, but that much higher may not work as expected with all motherboards.
My rule of thumb is I'll go ~10% above JEDEC voltage, not more. Never had a problem with my kits in almost two decades now.

Yup one has to pay attention to temps at that voltage. If your memory is hitting 50c-60c not going to be good for the stability.

"Ddr4 is rated for up to 1.5 volts 24/7 and temperatures of 81c before damage can occur. However temperatures above 40 degrees cause stability issues and random errors. And temps above 50 degrees Celsius can cause system crashes and huge errors on otherwise stable ram overclocks"
 

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Yup one has to pay attention to temps at that voltage. If your memory is hitting 50c-60c not going to be good for the stability.

"Ddr4 is rated for up to 1.5 volts 24/7 and temperatures of 81c before damage can occur. However temperatures above 40 degrees cause stability issues and random errors. And temps above 50 degrees Celsius can cause system crashes and huge errors on otherwise stable ram overclocks"
Not to mention 1.7 is 25% more than the standard 1.35. I don't think all motherboards can reliably supply that much voltage.
 
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