G.SKILL Trident Z5 DDR5-6400 CL32 2x 16 GB Review 7

G.SKILL Trident Z5 DDR5-6400 CL32 2x 16 GB Review

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G.SKILL is a renowned Taipei-based memory manufacturer with a history of producing performance-oriented memory products. The company has in recent years ventured into other PC markets, such as SSDs, AIO coolers, and peripherals, with gaming-oriented keyboards, mice, headsets, and more.

DDR5 is the new buzzword in the tech world as it continues making headlines and breaking world records. The cycle continues as we are entering the end of the DDR4 reign. For the casual user, leaving behind DDR4 isn't always beneficial. For those who want an in-depth look into the trade-offs between the two, TechPowerUp already has an article with an in-depth comparison of DDR4 and DDR5 performance on Intel's Alder Lake.

G.SKILL has multiple product lines to fit different markets with plenty of performance-oriented DDR4 options available. These SKUs include the Trident Z, Royal, Neo, and Elite series. With the launch of DDR5 in late 2021, G.SKILL brought forward the Trident Z and Ripjaws series. The Trident Z5 line is being offered in both non-RGB and RGB 32 GB (2x 16 GB) configurations and is rated for 5600 MT/s and up.

With the launch of Intel's 12th Gen Core processors and accompanying LGA 1700 socket now months behind us, new DDR5 memory kits are starting to emerge. As more ultra-low latency kits like this G.SKILL Trident Z5 6400 MT/s join the scene, real-world application use-cases become the focus among PC enthusiasts. Eventually, as the price decreases, DDR4 will cease being mass produced in the coming years, thus leaving DDR5 to take the lead in the consumer memory market.


G.SKILL is continually expanding its DDR5 line under the Trident Z family of products. The G.SKILL Trident Z5 DDR5-6400 memory kit I have for review today focus on ultra-low latency. Boasting timings of 32-39-39-102 at 1.4 V for its 6400 MT/s X.M.P profile, it still requires a supported motherboard updated to the newest BIOS. That being said, we will take this memory for a spin with plenty of overclocking in the mix. Let us now see how this G.SKILL Trident Z5 DDR5 32 GB kit stacks up to the competition!

Specifications

Specifications
Manufacturer:G.SKILL
Model:F5-6400J3249G16X2-TZ5K
Speed Rating:DDR5-6400 MT/s
Rated Timings:32-39-39-102-141
Tested Capacity:32 GB (2x 16 GB)
Tested Voltage:1.40 V
Registered/Unbuffered:Unbuffered
Error Checking:ECC (resting)
IC Manufacturer:Hynix
Form Factor:288-pin DIMM
Warranty:Limited Lifetime
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