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G.Skill Lights Up Trident Z Memory Kits With RGB LEDs (Updated)

Update, 12/29/16, 1:36pm PT: G.Skill said the new Trident Z RGB kits will be priced slightly above the company's current Trident Z products.

G.Skill announced a new Trident Z-branded memory kit with RGB LED lights.

The Trident Z RGB series features an uncovered full-length light bar on the heatsink of each module. They are set to display a rainbow of colors with a wave-style effect by default, and there isn’t much you can do to adjust the lighting until G.Skill releases the accompanying software a month after these kits become available.

The full specifications and SKU list for the new Trident Z RGB series aren't available yet, but the company claimed that the new memory is capable of reaching speeds of 4,266MHz with its 10-layer PCB and handpicked IC chips. This, of course, does little to give us an idea of what kind of performance and capacities we can expect from the new memory, and it appears we’ll have to wait to see the bright side of these new RGB LED kits.

The new G.Skill Trident Z RGB series will be available in January, with the software (which can adjust the effects and colors) available for download a month later in February.

  • IceMyth
    I wish if there were more pictures or a video, but love these colors. A question I would like to know, any MB/CPU supports the 4,266MHz speed?
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  • memadmax
    Thats pretty.
    Too bad not in time for christmas =(
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  • Lutfij
    ICEMYTH
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPx0LNzgQm4
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  • captaincharisma
    congrats to the PC enthusiast community for giving manufacturers new ways to up the costs of there products lol
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  • kewlguy239
    19029061 said:
    I wish if there were more pictures or a video, but love these colors. A question I would like to know, any MB/CPU supports the 4,266MHz speed?

    Not any motherboard will support memory speeds above 2133MHz (the DDR4 standard). To use the XMP profile and hit the 4266MHz, a Z170 or X99 (or soon a Z270) platform is required. H110, B150 and H170 motherboards don't support higher frequencies via XMP. Some of the higher-clocked memory kits also need a better CPU, with some recommending a Core i7 processor to achieve the desired speed.

    Without full specifications from G.Skill, I'm afraid I can't speak to these particular kits of RAM past those few assumptions. But I'll update this article soon as G.Skill gives us something solid to report.

    Thanks for reading!
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  • jasonelmore
    does it require external power like Geil RGB sticks? external power connections make RGB pointless imo because all those wires ruin the aesthetic.
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  • IceMyth
    19029096 said:
    ICEMYTH
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPx0LNzgQm4

    Thank you :)

    Now I am sure I will get these instead of Corsair RGB ones.


    19029126 said:
    19029061 said:
    I wish if there were more pictures or a video, but love these colors. A question I would like to know, any MB/CPU supports the 4,266MHz speed?

    Not any motherboard will support memory speeds above 2133MHz (the DDR4 standard). To use the XMP profile and hit the 4266MHz, a Z170 or X99 (or soon a Z270) platform is required. H110, B150 and H170 motherboards don't support higher frequencies via XMP. Some of the higher-clocked memory kits also need a better CPU, with some recommending a Core i7 processor to achieve the desired speed.

    Without full specifications from G.Skill, I'm afraid I can't speak to these particular kits of RAM past those few assumptions. But I'll update this article soon as G.Skill gives us something solid to report.

    Thanks for reading!

    Thank you, as all MB I saw they maxed at 3.4k OC so I was wondering if any MB supports that speed.
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  • AgentOJ
    Never really liked G.skill RAM design it just looks childish? Dont know really just my opinion lol.
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  • wifiburger
    yeah I see, you know what I think of lights in a computer case ! or a window case for that matter, it always looks like shit with wires around or pisses you off at night with lights show that light up your entire house floor !
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  • captaincharisma
    19048113 said:
    yeah I see, you know what I think of lights in a computer case ! or a window case for that matter, it always looks like shit with wires around or pisses you off at night with lights show that light up your entire house floor !

    then you have made it clearly obvious it is not for you :D

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