Memory and Storage

G.Skill Announced Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4 Memory w/ 4000 MT/s and CL14 Latency

Memory-maker G.Skill has announced its latest Trident Z Royal Elite memory lineup featuring high-speed DDR4-4000 memory with impressively low timings of CL14-15-15-35 or DDR4-3600 CL14-14-14-34. As expected, these memory kits use Samsung’s high-performance 8Gb B-die ICs.

The DDR4-4000 kit is one of the first 2000 MHz (4000 MT/s) kits to come with a CAS latency of just 14ns. It comes in pairs of 16 GB modules for an overall capacity of 32 GB per kit. You can see the resulting performance from the dual-channel modules in the above kit. The system is using the ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E GAMING WIFI motherboard with an Intel Core™ i7-11700KF processor.

The 1800MHz (3600MT/s) kit comes with timings of CL14-14-14-34, with a capacity of 16GB (8GB x2) to 128GB (16GB x8), making them ideal for HEDT and workstation systems. You can see the resulting performance of the kit in the above screenshot. It was paired with the ASUS ROG ZENITH II EXTREME motherboard and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X.

As you can see in the above picture, these memory kits despite featuring the best ICs from Samsung come with fairly high voltages. The DDR4-4000 kits run at a voltage of 1.55v to achieve the rated frequencies while the DDR4-3600 kits run at a voltage of 1.45v, a fair bit higher than standard DDR4-3600 (CL16) modules that generally tend to run at 1.35v out of the box.


These extreme high-speed, low-latency memory specifications under the Trident Z Royal Elite series will be available via G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners in June 2021.

Areej Syed

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