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FRONTPAGE G.SKILL Announces DDR5-6800 and DDR5-6400 Trident Z5 RGB Memory Kits

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G.Skill has announced two new DDR5 kits in the Trident Z5 RGB series. The first is DDR5-6800 CL32 2x16GB which pairs a high frequency with a relatively low CAS latency. The second set is a DDR5-6400 CL32 2x32GB kit offering higher capacity while maintaining high speeds. As with all Trident Z5 RGB memory, overclocking and performance are the top priorities. Pricing is not mentioned in this press release, but availability is expected in October of this year.
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this brings me hope! ddr5 6800 CL32 kits (2x16GB) is better than double the 3200 "standard" of final DDR4 models CPU IMCs. i doubt i can afford an AM5 system this year, but if 6800-7000 speed RAM is validated on Ryzen 7000 and 13th gen intel CPUs at launch, DDR5 would be off to a MUCH better early life than DDR4. i remember shortly after building Nevermore, the DDR3 2400 RAM had better timings than the DDR4 2400 RAM that launched the gen4 platform. and it took several CPU generations to finally improve over the DDR3 2400, and CPU IMCs didn't officially support DDR4 3200 until almost the very end. considering that DDR3 CPUs IMCs supported 1600 before DDR4 launched, it took them way too long to improve that generation of RAM. DDR5 looks to be double DDR4 speeds within a short time out of the gate.

two thumbs up from me.
 

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this brings me hope! ddr5 6800 CL32 kits (2x16GB) is better than double the 3200 "standard" of final DDR4 models CPU IMCs.
My recommendation is to wait for reviews of these products. I admit that I am a G.Skill fanboi, but we need to keep things in perspective. While 6800 CL32 is just over double 3200 CL16, those are just numbers and not actual results (i.e. we need data to prove it is twice as fast-I have my doubts). There is sooo much more going on behind the curtains than these base numbers.
 

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this brings me hope! ddr5 6800 CL32 kits (2x16GB) is better than double the 3200 "standard" of final DDR4 models CPU IMCs. i doubt i can afford an AM5 system this year, but if 6800-7000 speed RAM is validated on Ryzen 7000 and 13th gen intel CPUs at launch, DDR5 would be off to a MUCH better early life than DDR4. i remember shortly after building Nevermore, the DDR3 2400 RAM had better timings than the DDR4 2400 RAM that launched the gen4 platform. and it took several CPU generations to finally improve over the DDR3 2400, and CPU IMCs didn't officially support DDR4 3200 until almost the very end. considering that DDR3 CPUs IMCs supported 1600 before DDR4 launched, it took them way too long to improve that generation of RAM. DDR5 looks to be double DDR4 speeds within a short time out of the gate.

two thumbs up from me.

There are 6600 CL32/34 reviews on the front page with 6800/7000 CL30/32 results, and so far, all these kits are using the same Hynix IC (higher with better binning). This is nearly the same as a 0-1% difference compared to DDR5-6200.

You can't really compare different RAM generations directly as there are too many variables. All forget that cache and other things help a lot too, and nowadays everything additional is also faster.

If I'm right, then Ryzen 7k is so far officially tested up to DDR5-6400, and recommended by AMD is DDR5-6000 (it was somewhere in recent news). Intel's 13th gen has a slightly better memory controller looking at the specs, but it's 1-2 steps up, so DDR5-5600 instead of 4800/5200. Looking at Z690, we count that DDR5-7000 will be widely available, but it highly depends on motherboards, and so far, not many can pass DDR5-6600. I even wonder how cherry-picked samples have G.Skill that they validated these DDR5-6800 kits on ASUS Z690 Hero when, even better, 2-slot motherboards often hit a wall at the same clock. Many users around the web were reporting problems on Z690 Hero at more than DDR5-6400. V-Color/Corsair kits that I recently reviewed were validated on the Hero at DDR5-6600. What I mean is that maybe RAM can make it (and I'm sure that can go up to 7400+), but above some clock, everything depends on motherboards. I only hope we get something good in the new series as I'm enough of being a beta tester for all vendors. I literally tested about 12-14 Z690 motherboards, most from the higher shelf, and I got rid/sold/returned/RMAed all of them (the one that back from RMA is in my gaming PC right now, but that's all).
 
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