G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-8000 Launched for Retail

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G.Skill has recently announced the retail availability of its blazing-fast Trident Z5 DDR5-8000 memory kit. Featuring a CAS latency of only 38, this 32 GB kit is the same as the set G.Skill overclocked to 10,000 MHz on air, which we wrote about last month. Pricing was not included with the press release but more information can be found on the G.Skill website.

G.SKILL DDR5-8000 Extreme Speed Memory Kit Now Available

 G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-8000
G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-8000

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading brand of performance overclock memory and PC components, is thrilled to announce the retail release of the ultra-high frequency DDR5-8000 CL38 32GB (2x16GB) overclocked performance DRAM memory kit under the flagship Trident Z5 RGB series. Designed for use with the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors and compatible high-end Z790 chipset motherboards, this new DDR5-8000 memory kit specification is raising the bar for overclocked DDR5 memory speed to the next level.

 G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-8000
G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-8000

Extreme Overclocked Memory Speed

On the forefront of fast DDR5 memory speeds, G.SKILL is announcing the retail availability of the ultra-high frequency DDR5-8000 CL38-48-48-128 32GB (2x16GB) memory kit. Designed as the pinnacle of DDR5 performance on current generation platforms, see the screenshot below for the validation of this overclocked DDR5-8000 memory specification on the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX motherboard with the Intel® Core™ i9-13900K processor:


Intel XMP 3.0 Support & Availability

This DDR5-8000 memory kit comes with Intel XMP 3.0 memory overclocking profile support for easy memory overclocking via the motherboard BIOS. This flagship overclocked memory kit will be available in December 2022 via G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners.

For more product information, please visit: https://www.gskill.com/product/165/374/1669019807/F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZ5RK


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Not a very robust QVL but nice to see the DDR5 speeds really get going. Bring on the 10k!

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Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner

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Always. High-speed sticks like these typically only work on a few boards. Maybe some more will come as things mature(?).

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Benching Team Leader

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There are literally 3-4 motherboards that could be tested at 8000+, and probably only ASUS Apex right now is a guaranteed one ... so it's on the QVL. G.Skill typically picks ASUS Apex for their top RAM series. Sometimes Gene or Impact as 2-slot motherboards OC better. From MSI are usually 2-3 top models too, like Unify-X or Unify ITX. From Gigabyte is Tachyon, but it appears on the market with a huge delay, so it's barely ever on QVL. The same EVGA Dark. ASRock used to have OC Formula, later Aqua, but it wasn't released in Z790 (yet), and their other series are just average recently.

I'm quite surprised, as in the new series, most motherboard manufacturers declare a maximum RAM frequency that is close to the motherboard's maximum frequency. Like Gigabyte says 7600 is max, on QVL 7600 is max, and 7800 was a max boot in my case (but not fully stable). MSI says 8000, 8000 works, and 8200 can't boot (so far, maybe will figure out how to make it work). ASRock says 6800, 6800 is stable, and 6933 barely boots. At least this is what I see in my tests and around the web.
AMD mobos are a different story. 6400 is the max on most series. 6600-6666 is the max if you are really lucky with the CPU.

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