G.Skill’s flagship Trident Z5 DDR5 memory feature surprisingly tight timings

G.Skill's flagship Trident Z5 DDR5 memory feature surprisingly tight timings

G.Skill’s flagship Trident Z5 DDR5 memory feature surprisingly tight timings  

G.Skill has revealed the flagship series of DDR5 memory modules, offering their customers high-speed DR5 memory with tight CL timings that can deliver performance levels far above JEDEC’s official DDR5 specifications. 

With their new Trident Z5 memory modules, G.Skill’s offering memory speeds of between DDR5-5600 and DDR5-6400 with dual-channel 2x16GB (32GB) kit capacities and CL timings as tight as 36-36-36-76. These memory kits are based on Samsung made DDR5 memory ICs, which G.Skill binned to deliver the highest performance levels. 

Two factors define memory performance, bandwidth and latency. Ideally, high-performance DRAM would offer high frequencies to deliver higher levels of bandwidth/throughput and lower latencies to allow data to be accessed with minimal delay. G.Skill’s DDR5 modules promise high levels of bandwidth and tight CL timings, giving users a great mix of raw bandwidth and snappy reaction times. That said, it remains to be seen how these modules will compare to low latency DDR4 modules in latency-sensitive workloads (such as PC gaming).

G.Skill’s Trident Z5 modules will be available in RGB and non-RGB flavours. These modules will be available to purchase this November from G.Skill’s partnered retailers. 

What follows is G.Skill’s Press Release for its Trident Z5 DDR5 memory modules.

G.Skill's flagship Trident Z5 DDR5 memory feature surprisingly tight timings  

PR – G.SKILL Announces Flagship Trident Z5 Family DDR5 Memory

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the newest extreme performance DDR5 memory, the Trident Z5 RGB and Trident Z5 series, tailor-made for the upcoming next-gen Intel platform. Designed for flagship performance and engineered with high-quality, hand-screened memory ICs, the Trident Z5 family DDR5 memory kits will launch at speeds up to DDR5-6400. At the peak of the memory specification stack stands the ultra-low-latency DDR5-6400 CL36-36-36-76 16GBx2 memory kit, constructed with high-performance Samsung DDR5 memory ICs.

The G.SKILL Trident name is widely known for its amazing overclocking prowess, and the Trident Z5 for the DDR5 generation is no exception. Among the extreme performance memory specifications, the Trident Z5 family will include the incredibly low-latency specification of DDR5-6400 CL36-36-36-76 16GBx2, created with high-quality Samsung DDR5 ICs and best-in-class components. Compared to the standard DDR5-4800 CL40, the vast increase in frequency speed and tighter latency pushes DDR5 performance to new heights. See below for a screenshot of the memory kit validation.

Blazing-Fast DDR5 Extreme Performance

Ushering in a new era of memory performance, DDR5 memory introduces unparalleled data transfer speeds compared to the previous generation. At speeds up to DDR5-6400, the Trident Z5 family memory kits are engineered with high-quality, hand-screened DDR5 ICs to achieve extreme memory performance. The Trident Z5 RGB and Trident Z5 series DDR5 memory kits are the ultimate choice for experiencing ultra-high performance on next-gen DDR5 platforms.

Premium Dual-Texture Heatspreader Design

The all-new Trident Z5 family incorporates hypercar elements into the iconic Trident heatspreader design, creating a sleek and futuristic exterior. Featuring a black brushed aluminium strip inset into a smooth metallic silver or powdered 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 memory kits are ideal for any PC build themes.

Luminous RGB Lighting

Trident Z5 RGB series feature a completely redesigned RGB light bar with hypercar-like design elements for a sleeker and streamlined appearance. Customize the RGB lighting and enable lighting effects via the G.SKILL Trident Z Lighting Control software, or sync the module lighting with other system components through supported third party motherboard software.

Revolutionary DDR5 Performance & Power Management

Designed to fully utilize the faster frequency speed and boost data transfer rate, each DDR5 IC is implemented with twice the amount of banks and bank groups, as well as a doubled burst length, at 32 banks across 8 banks with a burst length of 16. Combined with a module layout comprised of two 32-bit sub-channels, DDR5 memory is capable of delivering more data than DDR4.

Additionally, DDR5 memory modules are built with an on-board PMIC (power management integrated circuit) chip, allowing better granular power control and more reliable power delivery to improve signal integrity at high frequency speeds. Ultimately, ensuring the highest level of system stability for gaming and for work.

Availability & Specifications

Trident Z5 and Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 memory kits will be available via G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners by November 2021. See below for a table of memory specifications available at launch for the Trident Z5 family.

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G.Skill's flagship Trident Z5 DDR5 memory feature surprisingly tight timings