G.Skill TridentZ5 DDR5 6000MHz Review
Introduction and Technical Specifications
Published: 17th February 2022 | Source: G.Skill | Price: |
DDR4 or DDR5. The choice is much tougher than simply going with the newest. The amount of DDR5 kits available is very limited, and that is reflected in their pricing. The price which, even without global shortages, would naturally be higher thanks to their cutting edge, early adopter technologies.
We've tried to cover all the bases here at OC3D to give you the best possible information upon which to base your 12th Gen Intel purchase, and to be honest we're still not entirely sure which we'd recommend. It's so close that price becomes the biggest determining factor. Lower timings make up most of the difference that any speed benefit tends to bring. With the latest addition to the G.Skill stable it seems that they've used their supply chain to provide us with a memory kit which isn't purely fast, but has decent (for DDR5) timings too.
Let's find out how it fares.
All the DDR5 kits we've looked at so far have CAS40 timings. As we've discovered the timings/speed balance is one that is delicate at best, and still tends to slightly lean towards lower latencies rather than outright speed. However, with the TridentZ5 having both lower CAS36 timings and faster 6000MHz speed it might be the best of both worlds for those of you who demand nothing but the finest.