There has been increasing activity on the DDR5 memory front as we get closer to the release of the first consumer desktop PC platforms to support it. In May, Bit-Tech reported that Corsair was teasing its upcoming DDR5-6400 RAM, but G-skill has just left them in the shade with its announcement of DDR5-6600 CL36-36-36-76 32GB (2x16GB) memory kits.
The new memory kits will be part of the G.Skill Trident Z5 memory kit range. G.Skill says its new DDR5-6400 kits are “the world’s first DDR5 memory kits” and have validated their use at the “extreme speed and low latency of DDR5-6600 CL36-36-36-76.” He goes on to point out that many rivals ship DDR5 memory with CL40-40-40 times, as well as lower data transfer rates.
The creation of the Trident Z5 DDR5-6600 32GB memory kits follows a familiar story that we have heard from G.Skill over the years. He sources high-performance Samsung DDR5 ICs and selects them to create his matched validated assemblies. G.Skill reckons this process makes his memory kits “the best performance choice for gamers, enthusiasts, and overclockers.”
G.Skill sometimes publishes a product matrix table for their RAM kits, but today it appears that only the Trident Z5 DDR5-6600 32GB memory kit is being announced. However, he notes that when the Trident Z5 family starts to launch, there will also be a Trident Z5 RGB series with a translucent RGB light bar optimized for soft lighting over the sticks. Non-RGB LED models have a stylish piano black top bar.
We do not have pricing or availability details at this time. Such information would be welcome, as up to a 50 percent premium is expected to be paid on the same DDR4 memory capacity, regardless of this premium stuff sold by G.Skill.