G.Skill Trident Z Royal 16GB DDR4 3600MHz Memory Module (16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 3600MHz),Black
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Lastly, we examined the performance using a few of the memory benchmark tests offered within the SiSoftware Sandra suite. The flagship product, known as Sandra, is a powerful suite of many different benchmarks used to evaluate the computer performance of all major components, including the processor, graphics, memory, and disk. The overall shape might look familiar, because we have seen this same tri-fin design on all of the Trident Z DDR4 models. However, for the Trident Z Royal lineup, they have chosen to feature this memory with highly-polished, all-aluminum heat spreaders. Due to the polished nature of the memory modules, G.SKILL has kindly included a microfiber cloth to wipe away those pesky fingerprints.
Whether you opt for the silver or gold finish, the modules will look great once installed on a motherboard, and the RGB lighting is but a bonus. I'm not one who usually finds RGB lighting on hardware like RAM and headsets appealing, but there's something about how G.SKILL designed the diffusers with the aluminum spreaders. The company relies on Samsung RAM modules, utilizes an aluminum heat spreader with a gold or silver finish. There's — of course — RGB lighting. Still, instead of using basic diffusers as you'd find on the excellent Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro range, G.SKILL meticulously crafted a crystalline light bar to ensure the right amount of light shines out. The ENKI series AIO liquid cooler from G.SKILL is a performance-focused water cooler, featuring a higher radiator pipe density for higher coolant flow... Read MoreThe entire top of the memory module is one contiguous plastic light diffuser, which G.SKILL is calling the “crystalline light bar”. This serves the function of softening the light from eight individually selectable RGB LEDs. It also serves the function of adding a premium element to your build with the unique diamond-shaped light bar. Below are the test system and resulting memory speeds that will be used to evaluate the memory and run the benchmarks. Test Setup
Of the two color options available, we are reviewing the silver variety today. This might be the obvious choice for more computer builders, since it is more of a universal color tone compared to the gold option. Upgrade with G.SKILL laptop memory and feel the performance boost for a faster and more responsive computing experience on your notebook PC.... Read More Although we strive to present precise and comprehensive information at the time of publication, a small number of items may contain typographic or photographic errors.
G.SKILL made a big boy RAM kit.
The light diffuser has been designed for maximum light refraction, even when placed in low-light conditions. The entire top of the memory module is one contiguous plastic light diffuser, which G.SKILL is calling the “crystalline light bar”. This serves the function of softening the light from eight individually selectable RGB LEDs. It also serves the function of adding a premium element to your build with the unique diamond-shaped light bar. G.Skill isn't tailoring the Trident Z Royal Elite portfolio to slower memory frequencies. The memory starts at DDR4-3600 and peaks at DDR4-5333 to rip through even the most taxing RAM benchmarks. Capacity will depend on the memory frequency of your choosing, but generally-speaking, the Trident Z Royal Elite comes in densities between 16GB (2x8GB) and 64GB (2x32GB or (4x16GB). DDR4 PCBs are broken down into three major layout designs. The older design, called A0, has the ICs spaced out evenly on the PCB and can limit the maximum frequency achievable. The newer A1 and A2 designs (which are effectively the same) place the ICs closer together and closer to the PCB connection edge. The A2-style PCB has become the new unofficial industry standard because it allows for higher frequencies and generally better compatibility. As a result, motherboard manufacturers are now routing memory traces to coincide with the IC placement on A2-style PCBs.
When purchasing DDR4 memory, the main factors to consider, other than memory size or physical features, are the operating frequency and timings. The XMP is a memory profile stored inside the actual memory, which allows the user to easily apply the rated frequency and timings. This kit of memory comes with a very fast XMP 2.0 profile of 4000MHz with primary timings of CL17-17-17. W G.Skill recently released a few new special kits of DDR4 that feature super-fast XMP profiles and including one that is dual rank. Within the enthusiast PC community, there’s been a whole lot of buzz about dual-rank memory modules and how they offer superior performance for some benchmarks and games. Simply put, this means there are ICs on both sides of the memory PCB for better interleaving and thus better performance. We reached out to G.Skill and they sent us their new dual-rank flagship product, the unbelievably fast 2 x 16 GB 4000 CL16-19-19 Trident Z Royal. Specifications and Features It's also possible, of course, that G.Skill could lower the price. But given that prestige and high prices often go hand-in-hand, if this Royal RAM were suddenly affordable to everyone, it would probably lose its appeal--at least to those looking to build a truly elite power rig.
For the next memory review, we are looking at a newly launched product from G.SKILL. We have seen over the last few years that DDR4 memory has been dressed up to make them stand out; however, G.SKILL has taken things to a new level. The Trident Z Royal is G.SKILL’s attempt at a high-end, premium RGB memory that is guaranteed to add a luxury element to your next build. There are several different XMP’s available and two different color options, but today we are looking a the DDR4 4000 CL17 kit in silver. Specifications and Features Although the Z490 AQUA has been expressly verified to work with this memory, there is no guarantee that the XMP profile will work. However, despite the impressive speed and latency rating for 2 x 16 GB, we’re happy to report that we had absolutely no trouble with the XMP profile. With all of the bios settings on auto, we were able to simply boot the XMP profile without any tweaking needed. Gaming-wise, you won't see much of an improvement here. Firing up numerous games, including Grand Theft Auto V, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Stellaris, and Tomb Raider, I found a slight increase in FPS compares to 3200MHz of around 2. That doesn't sound much, and it's not, especially when the price difference between 3200 and 4000MHz kits is a fair chunk of change.