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G.Skill's New DDR4 Kits With 32GB Modules Have Very Low Latency

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G.Skill today announced some new 32GB RAM kits with capacities ranging from 64GB in dual-module kits to 256GB in kits with eight DIMMs. The best part about these modules is that they feature very low timings for their capacities, meaning they should offer both high-capacity and snappy memory at once when they arrive in Q1 2020. 

The kits are outed in a handful of lineups, the Trident Z RGB, Trident Z Royal, as well as the Trident Z Neo lines, so there will be plenty of options. 

The 32GB modules will run at 3,200 MHz DDR4 speeds with CL14 timings. More pacifically, the CL timings are CL14-18-18-38. G.Skill has validated these clocks and timings on the latest Intel and AMD HEDT (high-end desktop) platforms, as well as AMD's mainstream X570 platform, which doesn't always happen at the performance limits. 

It should be noted though that G.Skill is known for pushing its modules to their absolute limits with its testing, so we'd hold off on putting any numbers on real-life performance until we do some testing of our own. With Intel XMP 2.0 profiles, however, chances are you'll be fine.  

No word on pricing yet, but we'll stay tuned to see these RAM kits arrive early next year. 

  • JamesSneed
    Why do these qualify as "very low timings"? Is this an add?

    The 3,200 MHz CL14-18-18-38 is not very low. You can get old and cheaper kits like Flarex 14-14-14-34 with better timings. Color me not impressed.
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  • TJ Hooker
    JamesSneed said:
    Why do these qualify as "very low timings"? Is this an add?

    The 3,200 MHz CL14-18-18-38 is not very low. You can get old and cheaper kits like Flarex 14-14-14-34 with better timings. Color me not impressed.
    The difference is that these new kits use 32GB DIMMs. There are barely any 3200 MHz kits with 32GB DIMMs, and the few that exist are CL16+.
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  • DanShortt
    JamesSneed said:
    Why do these qualify as "very low timings"? Is this an add?

    The 3,200 MHz CL14-18-18-38 is not very low. You can get old and cheaper kits like Flarex 14-14-14-34 with better timings. Color me not impressed.

    Most 32gb Sticks are quad rank, so max out about 2600mhz and normally just run a JDEC spec with terrible timings. These are dual rank, and the 14:14:14:34 you speak of is basically the 8gb B-die DIMM from Samsung, it only comes in 8 gb form, so this stick has 4 times the storage. Colour me impressed.
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  • DanShortt
    also
    "The 32GB modules will run at 3,200 MHz DDR4 speeds with CL14 timings. More pacifically, the CL timings are CL14-18-18-38"
    So the Timings are peaceful are they?? I think you mean specifically.
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  • DaveTea
    TJ Hooker said:
    The difference is that these new kits use 32GB DIMMs. There are barely any 3200 MHz kits with 32GB DIMMs, and the few that exist are CL16+.
    But with only the first number being 14, and the other two 16, that doesn't make them 'very low latency' modules. These are basically CL16, but they've tweaked something to wrestle a 14 for the first digit - marketing trickery IMO. Click bait - well I fell for it!
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