The kit we are looking at today, obviously from G.SKILL, is a kit I have tested in numerous motherboards, and I will continue to do so for some time yet. It's that kit I have relied on for all of my motherboard reviews; one with a considerably high default clock and a decent amount of overclocking headroom built right in. That kit is the G.SKILL TridentZ 3866 MHz 16 (2x 8) GB.
With stock timings set at 18-19-19-39, like all TridentZ kits, this kit is ready to be pushed to the limit and as hard as you dare, built with specially screened ICs that are ready for extreme overclocking and high-end gaming alike. With a huge set of available speeds, timings, and capacities available within the TridentZ series, this particular 3866 MHz kit isn't the highest-speed kit on offer, but it does sit where some CPUs and Z270 motherboards just aren't capable enough.
Fortunately for me, I do have a CPU that is capable, and with Intel's Z270 platform more than mature at this point and board BIOSes tweaked, tuned, and refined, there are plenty of motherboards that can push these sticks, so you have plenty of choices when it comes to getting the most out of a kit like this. For years now, G.SKILL and ASUS have had well-matched XMP profiles and pre-defined automatic BIOS profiles that make putting together a combination like I have as my regular DDR4 memory testing system not only make sense, but truly just a matter of fact. So let's push this kit!
|Speed Rating:||DDR4-3866 (PC4-30900)|
|Tested Capacity:||16 GB (8 GB x2)|
|Tested Voltage:||1.35 V|
|PCB Type:||10 layer|
|Form Factor:||288-pin UDIMM|