G.Skill's New Trident Z Neo RAM Hits DDR4-3800 for AMD Ryzen 3000

Memory vendor G.Skill has expanded its Trident Z Neo family with two new DDR4-3800 CL14 memory kits, which are fine-tuned for AMD's third-generation Ryzen desktop CPUs

Credit: G.SkillCredit: G.Skill

The latest Trident Z Neo memory kits come in 16GB (2x 8GB) and 32GB (4 x8GB) capacities. Both kits respect JEDEC's DDR4-2133 baseline out of the box. However, they are binned to run at 3,800 MHz with impressive CL14-16-16-36 timings. As you might be able to deduce by the memory speed and CL timings, these Trident Z Neo use Samsung B-die chips.

Credit: G.SkillCredit: G.Skill

G.Skill didn't specify the operating voltage for the Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 kits in today's announcements, and the corresponding products pages were not yet live at the time of writing. However, the provided screenshots point to 1.5V.

As with any G.Skill memory product, the Trident Z Neo memory kits support the XMP 2.0 (Extreme Memory Profile) standard and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.


7 comments
    Your comment
  • Jake Hall
    Bet the price is gonna sting
  • giorov
    what's better? 3600 14-14-14-34 or 3800 14-16-16-36?
  • alextheblue
    Quote:
    Bet the price is gonna sting
    No doubt. Also, I'd much prefer 16 x 2 - leaves room for growth, potentially... assuming you aren't planning on pushing them hard. I would clock them at 3733 regardless if I could afford such a kit.
    Quote:
    what's better? 3600 14-14-14-34 or 3800 14-16-16-36?
    Due to the Memory : IF ratio, 3600 wins handily. Even if latency was the "same" (as in, same timings set in the BIOS) the final result would be better. That's because at 3733 and below you are operating at a 1:1 ratio... above that it goes 2:1 which means in most applications you don't "catch up" to 3733 (in terms of real-world performance) until some ridiculously high clock. Speaking of which, if you can swing it, something capable of operating at 3733 with decent timings would be even better.

    Generally speaking your best bang for the buck is generated by a decent 3600 kit. That's probably what I'll end up buying.