G.Skill Trident Z Royal Elite 4000 Review
Published: 29th August 2021 | Source: G.Skill | Price: |
Sometimes when it's time to review a product we have some serendipitous timing that gives us a way to test it which is slightly different than our usual methodology.
Regular readers will be aware we recently took at overclocking a DDR4 3600MHz kit to see the benefits you could reap by taking the time to either push the speed at the expense of all else, or compromise the speed a little to achieve lower timings. No sooner had we finished than G.Skill rocks up with a kit which combines the best of both of these worlds, the Trident Z Royal Elite.
Straight away it's worth noting that this is not remotely a kit for those who just want 'some memory, don't care what'. This is for those who want that final piece of the puzzle to take their system to new heights. After all, 4000 MHz CAS14 memory doesn't come cheap, and the G.Skill Royal Elite name should clue you in to how not cheap this kit is.
But we're very interested to know if paying the extra for a kit which runs at high megahertz and low CAS timings out of the box is the way forwards, or if you truly can get similar results from overclocking a, relatively, more affordable option.
Before we bring you the results though, let's look at the specifications and the kit itself.