Computex 2021: G.Skill Trident Z Royal Elite With DDR4-4000 CL14, Tight Latenciesby Gavin Bonshor on June 8, 2021 8:00 AM EST
During Computex 2021, G.Skill has announced a couple of new memory kits featuring its regal-looking Trident Z Royal Elite heatsinks. Available with super tight primary latencies of CL14, the new Trident Z Royal Elite kits will be available in DDR4-4000 and DDR4-3600, with various capacities available, including 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB kits.
There are many different parts of a system that can add varying levels of aesthetic glamor, including the motherboard, CPU cooler, fans, anything with RGB on it, but almost everything struggles to be as bling as G.Skills Trident Z Royal Elite memory. Launched back in April, the G.Skill Trident Z Royal Elite comes available in gold and silver. Both color variants feature eight customizable RGB LED lighting zones, with a patented crystalline patterning across for that regal touch.
Touching on the specifications, the top kit features speeds of DDR4-4000 with CL14-14-14-35, at a larger-than-expected operating voltage of 1.55 V. It will be available in two varieties, including a 16 GB (2 x 8 GB), and a 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) kit. The DDR4-3600 kits come with equally tight CL14 latencies, with a slightly lower 1.45 V operating voltage, and will be available in 16 GB (2 x 8 GB), 32 GB with the option for 2 x 16 GB or 4 x 8 GB kits. For users looking for more capacity, there are options at 64 GB with 4 x 16 GB and a large 128 GB kit with 8 x 16 GB.
G.Skill says the new Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4-4000 and DDR4-3600 CL14 kits will be available from June but haven't provided us with pricing at the time of writing.
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goatfajitas - Monday, June 14, 2021 - linkYeah, some will get there, but these are pre-binned to get there so buying is less of a crap shoot.
Makaveli - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - link1.55 Vcore will require active cooling no thanks.
However I would run the kit at 3600 CL14 at 1.45v for 24/7 usage.
Hxx - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - linkThen the price premium won’t make sense when u can buy that kit for cheaper lol
Makaveli - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - linkAlso other sites are showing DDR4-4000 CL14-15-15-35 yet the article has CL-14-14-14-35 listed for timings. So which is it?
Silver5urfer - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - linkDefinitive B-Die top of the line bins but I bet they are going to be insanely expensive, probably not worth tbh even for Hardcore OC since there are tons of SR and DR B-Die kits already which are solid, no need to pay even more.
I think this is the last era where IMCs will be able to run high speed DRAM at low latencies, DDR5 and the new IMCs from Intel which debuted from Rocket Lake and the Zen 3 IMC max out at 3800MHz most and only a few very selective processors can run DDR4 4000MHz, we already saw DDR5 latencies being very high and it would take more than 3-4 years to get DDR4 like performance / optimization from CPUs / Memory / Mobos.
Wereweeb - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - linkGo back to DDR2, it had CAS Latencies of 3! DDR4 is super slow in comparison. /s
That's not how DRAM works. DDR5 will be substantially faster from the get go.
Silver5urfer - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - linkDid you even read what I mentioned ? DDR5 is not going to be magical on Day 1 or Year 1, it's the beginning. So DDR5 in 2021 and PCIe 5.0 are going to be expensive and useless for a real boost. The optimal binning and technology progress will happen at-least after 2024, at that point current gen Z390 / X470 / Z590 / X570 DDR4 to that time DDR5 / Gen 5.0 would be substantial. Until then it's bs and just like when DDR4 first came they were pathetic. Same for DDR5, you can go and buy expensive product to brag ofc.
Hxx - Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - linkwaiting for the DDR4 6000 running at 2.0V
deepblue08 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - linkI would only consider getting these if my case "didn't" have a window. So I can hide the shame of this design.
back2future - Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - linkG.Skill: "Crafted for Magnificence
Evolved from the luxury-class design elements of the Trident Z Royal, G.SKILL is introducing the all-new Trident Z Royal Elite series that features a magnificent multi-faceted crystalline design across the reflective aluminum heatspreader. After more than a year of development in crafting the perfectly-sized crystalline pattern and sculpting the 3D structure onto a solid piece of aluminum, each Trident Z Royal Elite heatspreader is painstakingly chiseled with 76 total facets to bestow the ultimate luxury aesthetic to any PC build. Available in gold or silver colors, Trident Z Royal Elite modules also inherited the iconic full-length crystalline light bar for a dazzling refractive display of RGB lighting."
thought, maybe it's about supporting sources/origins of (crystals)/diamonds and workers there, but that's not, AFAIK