G.Skill Launches Speedy, Ultra-Capacity DDR4 RAM for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000, Intel Cascade Lake-X

G.Skill Trident Z Neo & Trident Z Royal

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G.Skill has revealed a plethora of high-performance DDR4 RAM (opens in new tab) kits for the Intel X299 and AMD TRX40 platforms. The new memory kits hail from the brand's Trident Z Royal and Trident Z Neo product lines and are tailored towards the latest Intel Cascade Lake-X and AMD Castle Peak-based high-end desktop (HEDT) processors, namely the AMD Threadripper 3970X and 3960X (opens in new tab) and Threadripper 3990X (opens in new tab) arriving in 2020. 

Not surprisingly, the memory kits are only available in quad-channel configurations. Memory speeds span from DDR4-2666 up to DDR4-4000 and capacities from 32GB up to 256GB.

Among G.Skill's recently announced offerings, there are three noteworthy memory kits. The first consists a DDR4-4000 256GBkit comprised of eight 32GB DDR4 memory modules (32GB x8). The sticks operate at a whopping 4,000 MHz with CL timings (opens in new tab)of 18-22-22-42 and a 1.35V operating voltage. 


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FrequencyTimingsVoltageIntel X299AMD TRX40
DDR4-266618-18-18-381.20V32GB x4 / 32GB x832GB x4 / 32GB x8
DDR4-266619-19-19-391.20V32GB x4 / 32GB x832GB x4 / 32GB x8
DDR4-320016-18-18-381.35V32GB x4 / 32GB x832GB x4 / 32GB x8
DDR4-360014-15-15-351.45V8GB x4 / 8GB x88GB x4 / 8GB x8
DDR4-360016-19-19-391.35V8GB x4 / 8GB x8 / 16GB x4 / 16GB x88GB x4 / 8GB x8 / 16GB x4 / 16GB x8
DDR4-360016-19-19-391.40V32GB x4 / 32GB x832GB x4 / 32GB x8
DDR4-360018-22-22-421.35V16GB x4 / 16GB x8 / 32GB x4 / 32GB x816GB x4 / 16GB x8 / 32GB x4 / 32GB x8
DDR4-380018-22-22-421.35V16GB x4 / 16GB x8 / 32GB x4 / 32GBx8-
DDR4-400015-16-16-361.50V8GB x4 / 8GB x8-
DDR4-400018-22-22-421.35V16GB x4 / 16GB x8 / 32GB x4 / 32GB x8-

G.Skill also has a DDR4-3600 256GB (32GB x8) kit for serious workstation users seeking a balance between capacity and performance. This particular kit comes with eight 32GB DDR4 sticks clocked at 3,600 MHz with 1.40V and CL16-19-19-39 timings.

If you don't need insane amounts of memory, there's a DDR4-4000 64GB (8GB x8) kit with optimized CL15-16-16-36 timings. In order to run at the advertised speed with the aforementioned timings, the modules require 1.50V.

As with all high-end G.Skill memory kits, the ones announced today are built with hand-screened memory ICs and custom, 10-layer PCBs. They're also backed with G.Skill's limited lifetime warranty.

G.Skill didn't share pricing or a specific release date for the memory kits but said we can expect to see them on shelves sometime this quarter. 

Zhiye Liu
RAM Reviewer and News Editor

Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.