G.Skill Pushes New Trident Z RGB Memory Kit To 4,700MHz

G.Skill revealed a new dual-channel DDR4 memory kit capable of reaching a blistering-fast 4,700MHz.

The new G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory is a 16GB (2 x 8GB) kit of DDR4 running at 4,700MHz with a CAS latency of 19-19-19-39. To get the Samsung B-die ICs (the company's go-to chips for its high-performance RAM) to run at these impressive speeds, G.Skill had to bump up the memory voltage to 1.45V. To top it off, it glows with RGB LED light bars that can be controlled with a variety of vendor-specific motherboard RGB LED software. The company claimed that this is the first retail memory kit to offer such speeds, in addition to being the first RGB memory to reach this level of performance.

The new RAM kit sports an Intel XMP 2.0 profile and was validated using an MSI Z370I Pro Carbon AC mini-ITX motherboard with an Intel Core i7-8700K. The tiny board is an interesting choice for a validation platform, with the small form factor limiting it to only two memory DIMM slots, which seats the RAM modules directly next to each other and can affect cooling performance. However, the new kit of Trident Z RGB DDR4-4700 may be optimized for motherboards with only two DIMMs, but until a QVL is made available, all we know for sure is that the MSI Z370I Pro Carbon AC will definitely be on that list.

Pricing for the new 16GB kit of G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4-4700 is unknown, but the company said we would see the new memory in Q2 of this year.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • AgentLozen
    I know that AMD Ryzen CPUs benefit greatly from higher memory speeds. Is there a point where the Ryzen chips stop scaling? What I'm wondering is if you could get a ram kit like this working (I'm not saying that it would) with Ryzen 7, would there be a considerable performance increase?
  • Martell1977
    20673150 said:
    Is there a point where the Ryzen chips stop scaling?

    As far as I know, AMD has not declared a limit to how far the Infinity Fabric can scale, so the assumption would be that the CPU's should benefit more and more from this. Especially in heavy workloads. I'd think the challenge would be finding a motherboard that supports this speed RAM.

    My DDR3 1600 seems so slow now, lol. But it's great seeing progress.
  • Loadedaxe
    Cost, most likely in the 400-500 range for those speeds, Corsair did the same thing at $500 for 16GB, yeah, good luck with that.
  • waveriderj
    I'm running 3000mHz on my Strix B350-F with 16GB TridentZ RGB and R5 1600X -NO PROBLEMS. JUST FAST.