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G.SKILL Announces Revolutionary RGB Lighting DDR4 with Trident Z RGB Series

Unadulterated RGB Illumination

Taipei, Taiwan (20 December 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the Trident Z RGB Series - the world’s most revolutionary RGB lighting DDR4 memory kit. Requiring no additional power connections, this incredible feat of engineering bares pure RGB lighting across an uncovered full-length light bar on the award-winning Trident Z series heatspreader design. To take a look at what’s to come, check out the following link for the Trident Z RGB trailer:

Full Range RGB Illumination; Software Control

By default, the Trident Z RGB will display a rainbow of colors in a wave-style lighting effect, illuminating any system with a myriad of hues. Further lighting effects and color customizations can be controlled and chosen through software, scheduled for a February 2017 release.

Uncompromised Performance

A culmination of over 25 years of experience in DRAM manufacturing, G.SKILL sought to combine full-range RGB lighting with minimal impact on DDR4 performance. Designed with a custom 10-layer PCB and hand-picked IC chips to enhance overclocking performance, the Trident Z RGB series is capable of reaching speeds of DDR4-4266MHz.

Trident Z RGB series memory kits are rigorously tested under proprietary G.SKILL test methods for reliability and compatibility to ensure the highest possible quality. And like all other G.SKILL memory, the Trident Z RGB is covered under a limited lifetime warranty, as well as full support for XMP 2.0 for easy overclocking and simple BIOS setup.


Trident Z RGB series DDR4 memory kits are scheduled for a worldwide release via G.SKILL authorized distribution partners in mid-January 2017, with software to be available for download the following month.

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Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products, and gaming peripherals designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

G.SKILL Launches Trident Z Royal Series DDR4 RGB Memory Kits

Taipei, Taiwan (20 November 2018) - G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is launching Trident Z Royal series DDR4 RGB memory kits, featuring a patent-pending full-length crystalline light bar upon a polished heatspreader in gold or silver with stunning 8-zone RGB lighting. The patent of the crystalline design on PC components has been applied for across major countries. Available in high-speed specifications, the Trident Z Royal is first available from DDR4-3000MHz to DDR4-4600MHz at launch. With the perfect marriage of RGB lighting and speed, the Trident Z Royal is the ideal memory kit for any high-class system build. Check out the following trailer for a first-look at Trident Z Royal:

Magnificent Royal Design Trident Z Royal is the latest addition to the Trident Z flagship family, featuring a crown jewel design. Meticulously crafted to display just the right amount of light refraction, the crystalline light bar scatters the RGB colors in a magnificent display of LED lighting. Complementing the patented high-class light bar design, polished aluminum heatspreaders of gold or silver colors cools the memory modules in the award-winning classic Trident Z tri-fin design. And to help maintain the pristine shine of the heatspreaders, each Trident Z Royal memory kit comes with a piece of microfiber cloth to let you wipe away fingerprints and dust.

Upgraded RGB Lighting Inside the Trident Z Royal is the next generation RGB module designed with 8 individually controllable lighting zones, which allows for smoother color transitions and provides an even more stunning lighting experience for your build. To control this next generation RGB memory, a new set of lighting control software will be available for download from the official G.SKILL website.

Extreme High-Speed Specifications Engineered on a newly designed custom PCB to accommodate the increased lighting zones, the Trident Z Royal is also built for high speed overclocking specifications, ranging from 16GB to 128GB kit capacities and up to DDR4-4600MHz memory speeds. For a list of specifications available at launch, please refer to the chart below:

XMP 2.0 Support & Availability The new Trident Z Royal series memory kits are equipped with the latest Intel XMP 2.0 profiles for easy one-click memory overclocking, and will be available via G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners in December 2018.



Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products, and gaming peripherals designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

G.SKILL Releases World's Fastest DDR4-4700MHz Trident Z RGB Memory Kit

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the world's fastest Trident Z RGB memory kit at an extreme speed of DDR4-4700MHz CL19-19-19-39 1.45V 16GB (2x8GB). Not only is this kit the first retail DDR4 memory kit to reach DDR4-4700MHz, it's also the first RGB-enabled kit to reach this extremely high level of frequency speed. This ultimate memory kit is achieved with highly-screened, high-performance Samsung DDR4 B-die ICs and validated on the MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and Intel Core i7-8700K processor.

Ever since the first release announcement of the G.SKILL Trident Z RGB series at the end of 2016, DDR4-4266MHz had reigned as the highest frequency speed for an RGB memory kit. Over the past year, the G.SKILL R&D team has been dedicated to break through this technology bottleneck and aimed to provide an even higher speed RGB memory to PC enthusiasts. Today, all the hard work is finally paying off. G.SKILL successfully developed the world's fastest RGB memory kit at a blistering DDR4-4700MHz, while maintaining ultra-low timings at CL19-19-19-39.

Engineered for Reliability Designed for high-stability, this Trident Z RGB DDR4-4700MHz memory kit has proven itself through stress-testing on the MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and Intel Core i7-8700K processor. Please see the testing screenshot above.

XMP 2.0 Support & Availability

This ultra-fast G.SKILL Trident Z RGB memory kit is equipped with the latest Intel XMP 2.0 profile for easy one-click memory overclocking, and will be available from authorized G.SKILL distribution partners in 2018 Q2.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB 3600 MHz CL16 Memory Kit Review

G.Skill is one of the top memory manufacturers known to gamers and enthusiasts in the PC industry. The company has been specializing in the memory industry for several years and their memory kits are very popular among the masses. There are memory lines from G.Skill that have been the eye-catcher since the company was formed, Trident and Ripjaws.

Both of these series have now become the choice of enthusiasts and overclockers as they come with an impressive specifications list and some of the best design schemes on the market. What we will be looking at today is how G.Skill is redefining how PC memory is made for gamers and high-end users. We will be looking at G.Skill’s latest Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kit which has been one of the most popular DDR4 memory kits at several retail outlets.

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Before I start this review, I would like to thank G.Skill for providing us the G.Skill Trident Z RGB and G.Skill Trident Z memory kits for review purposes. We will be comparing the G.Skill product with memory kits of other manufacturers in our review.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB DDR4 Memory Kit Specifications

The G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB DDR4 memory kit rocks some impressive specifications. The new Trident Z’s are some of the fastest clocked memory kits which can go as high as 4266 MHz. The kit we received is optimized at a clock speed of 3600 MHz (PC4-28800). The memory kit consists of four 8 GB DIMMs which make up a total of 32 GB in capacity.

The memory kit has a tested latency spec of CL16 and the timings are 16-16-16-36-2N for this specific kit. Voltage set at reference is 1.35V and the memory kit comes in an unbuffered package with non-ECC (Error Correction) design. The memory kit is fully compliant with Intel’s XMP 2.0 and can be easily set to its rated clock speeds through the BIOS shipped on the latest Intel motherboards. Memory compatibility differs from motherboard to motherboard so make sure that your board is high-end and rated to support high clock speed memory sticks.

G.Skill offers a limited lifetime warranty with their G.Skill Trident Z RGB series memory kits. The height of these DIMMs is 44mm or 1.73 inches. They are a bit bulky and the heatsinks extend from the top making it harder to install these with a dual-fan heatsink cooler. Make sure there’s enough space with an air cooler before installing these. The kit would go perfectly well with an AIO liquid cooling solution, leaving room for the RGB lighting showcase.

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G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB 3600 MHz Memory Kit Specifications:

Series Trident Z RGB
Memory Type DDR4
Capacity 32GB (8GBx4)
Multi-Channel Kit Dual Channel Kit
Tested Speed 3600MHz
Tested Latency 16-16-16-36-2N
Tested Voltage 1.35v
Registered/Unbufferd Unbuffered
Error Checking Non-ECC
SPD Speed 2133MHz
SPD Voltage 1.20v
Fan included No
Height 44 mm / 1.73 inch
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Features Intel XMP 2.0 (Extreme Memory Profile) Ready

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB DDR4 Memory Kit Unboxing and Close Up

The G.Skill Trident Z RGB series memory comes in box packaging and not cheap plastic material. The box has the G.Skill Trident Z RGB labels on the front. The front also has a sticker advising that the memory is currently able to display a single lighting effect but the new Trident Z RGB series utility allows for vast modification by the user.

The back of the box reads down an introduction of G.Skill’s Trident Z RGB series memory along with the specifications. In our case, we are looking at the F4-3600C16W-32GTZR SKU which features 32 GB of RAM capacity which is clocked in at 3600 MHz at CL16 timing. The box is sealed by a single sticker which can be easily removed to access the memory kit.

Within the package are two plastic containers which hold four DDR4 sticks (two inside each container). Both containers are easy to access and come with two G.Skill case stickers which look great.

Outside the package, the G.Skill Trident Z RGB series includes the most stunning DRAM modules I have ever seen. Sure, Corsair Dominator series is also one memory kit that stands out from the rest but G.Skill has designed a stunner. The front side of the G.Skill Trident Z DRAM features a brushed metallic black texture while the back features a brushed metallic silver texture. This goes well with all types of PC setups even if you don’t want to use the RGB feature.

The memory modules are bulky and pack a solid heatsink that delivers optimal thermal performance. The sides feature a large Trident Z RGB logo. The DRAMs are fully covered by this aluminum shielded heatsink so higher temperatures won’t be an issue on these sticks.

The top of the memory modules houses the RGB system. The top is kind of an acrylic cover with a white coating that hides the RGB lights underneath it. Multiple RGB LEDs reside beneath this cover and it looks aesthetically great.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB DDR4 Memory Kit Test Setup

For testing, we used the latest Intel Core i7 7700K processor which is compatible with higher frequency memory like the Trident Z RGB. The motherboard used was a GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 8 and we booted the memory without any issues. The XMP profile to enable the 3600 MHz frequency had to be set from the BIOS which wasn’t a hard task. The new 200-series motherboards are fully compatible with the fast DDR4 DIMMs.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB Memory Test Setup:

Processor Intel Core i7-7700K
Motherboard: Gigabyte AORUS Z270X-Gaming 8 w/Core i7-7700K
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750X Gold Plus
Solid State Drive: Samsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
Hard Disk: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200.12
Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z Series 32GB (4 X 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz G.SKILL Trident Z Series 16GB (2 X 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz G.SKILL Trident Z Series 16GB (2 X 8GB) CL16 3200 MHz Teamgroup T-Force Nighthawk 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) CL16 3000 MHz

ADATA XPG Dazzle 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) CL17 2800 MHz

Case: Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower
Video Cards: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 ARMOR OC
Cooling Solutions: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Anniversary Edition

The memory kit comprises 4 DIMMs that operate in dual/quad channel mode. Since we were running a Z270 platform, the memory was operating in the dual channel while an X99 setup would have resulted in a 4-channel memory interface. The memory is clocked at 3600 MHz. Clock timing is set at 16 and the capacity is 32 GB for this specific kit.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB DDR4 Memory Kit – RGB Lighting Showcase

The main focus of the new G.Skill memory kit is RGB and boy oh boy, does it look great. The RGB LEDs are controlled directly through signal processing via the DDR4 memory slot. G.Skill has software known as “Trident Z RGB” which is still in infancy but does offer good support for the memory on various Intel 100 and 200-series motherboards.

The memory runs in the default “Rainbow Wave” mode when plugged in the slots. G.Skill has enabled RGB support on ASUS AURA motherboards and will later be extended to other manufacturers. We tested the kit with a GIGABYTE motherboard and while the software was a bit buggy which is to be expected due to its BETA nature, it still allowed us to run different effects on the memory.

Through the software, LEDs for each memory can be configured individually. There are a range of RGB effects and animations available along with static mode and you can also turn the LEDs on and off.

I have separated the performance tests into two sections. The first section consists of pure synthetic and general workload tests while the second section would be focusing on gaming performance and how different games are affected by higher clocked memory sticks.

Synthetic Benchmarks and Workload Performance Tests

Gaming Performance Tests

Gaming applications generally don’t see huge gains with different memory kits but DDR4 has enabled a huge gain in memory frequency which can impact gaming performance. Moving from the stock 2600 MHz to 3600 MHz gained us anywhere from 5 to 10 FPS which is something that wasn’t possible previously on older DDR3 memory kits. DDR4 is much mature than it ever was before.

Furthermore, while 8 GB has become the standard for gaming PCs, modern applications such as editing software and multi-tasking users can benefit hugely from 16 GB and 32 GB kits which have become more common in the gaming market over the last couple of years.


Coming to the last phase of this review, I would like to say that G.Skill has really built something out of the ordinary. Others have tried to implement LEDs on memory kits but their attempts haven’t been such an eye catcher as G.Skill’s new product. The G.Skill Trident Z RGB stands out from the rest of the crowd and in doing so, it looks gorgeous. The RGB trend is something of a hit and miss but G.Skill has nailed it at the very first attempt.

Sure, RGB is not to everyone’s liking, but aside from looking great, the Trident Z RGB is a very solid memory kit that runs at it stated clock speeds without any issues. G.Skill has developed a reputation among the enthusiast community as a manufacturer of solid, high-performance and reliable memory. So we got a 3600 MHz memory kit, tested it on multiple Z270 boards and it ran without issue. It’s still advisable to check your manufacturer if your board can run the stated speeds but Intel’s XMP has it all under control.

The 32 GB kit gave me lot’s of room for the test rig to stretch its legs. From video editing to the most memory-hogging gaming titles, the kit had no problem and still had over half of the system ram available even under the wildest stages. Browsing chrome with multiple tabs open (say 60+) can be a big memory hog but when you have 32 GB of memory in your PC, Chrome is the least of your worries. As amazing as it may sound, 32 GB is a bit of overkill for the regular gaming builders who won’t need such high capacity memory.

This is why G.Skill has several dual and quad channel memory kits of the Trident Z RGB at various clock speeds available for users. The 8 GB and 16 GB with fine-tuned clocks and low CAS latency enable for a better experience at a lower cost. Multi-tasking users may opt for the higher capacity kits which come in 32 GB and 64 GB sizes but they cost extra.

As for the RGB software, it’s still in the BETA phase with support for other motherboards rolling out soon. For now, Z270 users will be able to get the most out of the software which has an abundant list of settings to choose from. The software will be a key utility for PC modders and users who want PCs to match their personal preferences. The software did glitch out on several occasions, but we were told that it’s a BETA version and it shows on G.Skill’s site too that it’s BETA right now, so this is to be expected and can, therefore, be forgiven. G.Skill has stated that Trident Z RGB support on X99 platform is heading out very soon as teased on their Facebook page.

Summing it up, the G.Skill Trident Z RGB series is the best DDR4 memory kit ever created. It runs solidly and has top-notch performance for a blazing fast memory kit. This 32 GB memory kit is ideal for high-end multi-tasking users and enthusiasts who want to glorify their PCs with some gorgeous RGB lightning.

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