In short: At least on paper, G.Skill’s new Trident Z5 and Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 memory kits are impressive for the first wave of consumer DDR5 memory. Pricing has yet to be announced, but most manufacturers are selling their 32GB DDR5 kits for around $ 350 for now, so don’t expect them to be cheaper.
GeIL yesterday released DDR5-5600 memory kits in anticipation of Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake processor lineup. Not to be outdone, Taiwanese company G.Skill also launch Native DDR5 memory modules in the form of the Trident Z5 and Trident Z5 RGB line.
The new memory modules are designed to work with both Intel modules. Alder lake The platform, as well as AMD Zen 4, which is expected to arrive sometime in 2022. The leaks so far point to a robust memory controller in Intel’s 12th Gen processors that will allow enthusiasts to push DDR5 memory higher than the best DDR4 modules.
New Trident Z5 lineup comes in DDR5-5600, DDR5-6000 and DDR5-6400 variants with CL36 timings. More importantly, the company has equipped the new modules with specially selected Samsung DDR5 chips to ensure consistent performance and reliability. G.Skill also provided a screenshot of the RunMemtestPro 4.1 and CPU-Z validation test running side-by-side showing DDR5-6400 Trident Z5 modules connected to an Alder Lake processor in a quad-channel configuration with a memory controller running in the Gear. 2 mode.
If you want to go to the Alder Lake platform and want to connect to G.Skills’s Trident Z5 Memory Kits, the company says you will be able to do so by the end of next month. There is no pricing information at the time of writing, but all Trident Z5 and Trident Z5 RGM memory kits will have a 32GB dual-channel configuration.