G.Skill unveils Premium Trident Z5 and Z5 RGB DDR5 memories, up to DDR5-6400 CL36


As memory makers scramble to release DDR5 in time for the upcoming launch of Intel Alder Lake processors, G. Skill has unveiled its latest premium Trident Z5 kits. The latest Trident kits are based on Samsung’s new DDR5 memory chips and range in speed from DDR5-5600 to DDR5-6400, with latencies of CL36 or CL40. Meanwhile, G.Skill also chose to take this opportunity to undertake a complete redesign of its previous DDR4 memory, with a new look and lots of RGB built in, and is.

G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 memory specifications
Speed Latencies Voltage Capacity
DDR5-6400 36-36-36-76
40-40-40-76
??? 32 GB (2 x 16 GB)
DDR5-6000 36-36-36-76

40-40-40-76
??? 32 GB (2 x 16 GB)
DDR5-5600 36-36-36-76

40-40-40-76
??? 32 GB (2 x 16 GB)

When it comes to performance, the first SKU comes with fast speeds of DDR5-6400, with latency of CL 36-36-36-76 or CL 40-40-40-76. The lower rated kits of DDR5-6000 and DDR5-5600 are available with the same latencies, while all six combinations will be available in 32 GB kits, with 2 x 16 GB memory modules. The new G memory kits Skill Trident Z5 and Z5 RGB will also feature the latest Samsung memory ICs, with manual control of the memory chips themselves by G.Skill to ensure maximum stability and performance.

At the time of writing, G. Skill has not confirmed the operating voltages for each kit. G.Skill also hasn’t released pricing yet, but has indicated that the Trident Z5 and Trident Z5 RGB kits will be available from November.

Meanwhile, in terms of aesthetics, the G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 memory features a new design compared to previous Trident Z series kits. The Trident Z5 comes with a new dual texture and heat sink design. is available with a black top bar (Z5) or a new translucent RGB light bar (Z5 RGB). It’s also available in black and silver, with a black brushed aluminum insert in both colors, making it stand out.

With the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 RGB compatible memory kits, the lighting can be customized through its Trident Z lighting control software or synchronized with other third-party software provided by vendors such as ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI’s own RGB software.

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