G.Skill Conquers 4000 MHz Barrier, Readies Memory Kits For Skylake

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G.Skill today announced the release of their new Ripjaws V and Trident Z series memory. Headlining this release is a Trident Z kit offering an impressive out of box speed of 4000 MHz. The Ripjaws V kits will be available in various capacities ranging from DDR4-2133 MHz up to DDR4-3733 MHz. The Trident Z series is also available in various capacities and starts at DDR4-2800 MHz and tops out with the DDR4-4000 MHz kit. Here is the press release we received today.

G.SKILL Conquers 4000MHz Speed Barrier and Releases New Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory

Designed for 6th Gen Intel Core Processors

Trident Z front

Taipei, Taiwan (29 July 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, solid state storage, power supplies, and gaming peripherals, is extremely thrilled to announce the first retail memory kit to break through the 4000MHz barrier and two brand new memory series – the Trident Z and Ripjaws V series – with updated performance specifications designed for the latest 6th generation Intel Core Processors and Z170 motherboards!

Trident Z closeup
Trident Z Extreme DDR4 Memory – It’s Over 4000!
The new Trident Z DDR4 memory is the successor to the high-end Trident memory series and making its debut on the latest DDR4 standard, designed and tested for the next generation Skylake-S platform! For the first time in the history of extreme memory kits, Trident Z is entering the arena with a 4000MHz memory kit, built with highest-end Samsung IC memory chips and validated on the ASRock Z170 OC Formula motherboard.

Featuring a single-piece design that allows direct heat dissipation from heatspreader to cooling fin, dual-color construction for the ultimate system builds, and extreme XMP 2.0 support for simple overclocking setup that ranges from DDR4-2800MHz all the way to DDR4-4000MHz, nothing else comes close to the brink of extreme. Built with exceptionally hand-screened IC chips selected through a secret process developed from years of overclocking experience, Trident Z is the premier of extreme performance.

Ripjaws V black

Ripjaws V – New Design, New Colors, New Specs

With a new generation, comes a new heat spreader design concept. Game in style; work in style. Ripjaws V is the newest member of the classic performance Ripjaws family, featuring suave new looks in five illuminating colors: Blazing Red, Steel Blue, Radiant Silver, Gunmetal Gray, and Classic Black.

The Ripjaws V series DDR4 memory will be available in kits of various configurations and capacities, comprising of 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB modules with performance ranging from the standard 2133MHz to staggering 3733MHz at ultra-low voltages. The high-density 16GB single modules are manufactured from highly selected Samsung IC memory chips, packing both capacity and performance in a single module. And of course, all high performance kits are XMP 2.0 ready for easy BIOS tuning and setup, as well as rigorously tested under hours of grueling benchmarks and memory validation testing software on the latest motherboards from major motherboard vendors for maximum performance, compatibility, and stability.

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With the updated new specifications, your next generation Skylake-S platform can run smoother than ever with more memory capacity options with the brand new Ripjaws V or Trident Z memory kits. See below for a range of specifications that will be available.

RVTZ Launch Spec - Main
RVTZ Launch Spec - Timing


Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)


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  1. Too much Samsung, I hope G.Skill hasn't abandoned Hynix. I hear rumors there will be some interesting Hynix-based kits coming so I guess I'll have to wait longer for some 3200C11 capable sticks :D
    If you are fine with higher voltages then you can find them now too but I've noticed that not all kits like high voltages at 3200+. At least my Hynix based kits lose stability at 3200+ above 1.5V on ASUS RVE and above 1.6V on ASRock X99M Killer.
    If you are fine with higher voltages then you can find them now too but I've noticed that not all kits like high voltages at 3200+. At least my Hynix based kits lose stability at 3200+ above 1.5V on ASUS RVE and above 1.6V on ASRock X99M Killer.

    Out of...quite a number of Hynix-based memory i have, only two sticks from a Dominator 3000C14 kit will pass Super Pi 32M at 3200C11, tested on RVE and Xpower. I've seen guys buy random retail HyperX 2666C13 and get multiple sticks that can do it (I have 3 kits of those and not a single one can do it). Of course we won't speak of people (not you) with access to engineering samples/special event non-retail stuff :rolleyes:
    I have access to review samples but most of them are standard retail products.
    I have RVE and Killer boards right now ( as I already said ). On RVE I can set tighter timings at 3000 or lower clocks while on ASRock every memory is clocking higher. 2 of my Ripjaws4 kits could make 3000-3100 10-13-14/10-13-15 on air at higher voltages on ASUS while on ASRock I have problems to run them at CL11. Results were couple of times on OCF and on OCN in memory addicts thread. Actually the only thread on OCN where some people know how to overclock memory ;)