G.Skill Trident Z 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 3466MHz Memory Review

Posted by Heath Coop on Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:00am

G.Skill Trident Z 8GB DDR4 3466MHz Memory


G.SKILL is one of the move respected names in the computer industry. Established in 1989 by enthusiasts, they have become one the leading memory module manufacturers. They also have one the most extensive range of computer memory products available. They have 14 different series of desktop memory alone.

G.SKILL’s first entry into DDR4 market was the Ripjaws 4 series. They quickly followed up the Ripjaws V series. Most recently they debuted the Trident Z series. The Trident Z takes off where the Ripjaws V left off, offering speeds from 2800MHz all the way up to a mind staggering 4266Mhz. But performance is only part of the Trident Z draw.

G.SKILL has developed an all new heatsink design for the Trident Z. There is a triple color heatsink that features a brushed finish and red highlights. One side of the heatsinks is a brushed black aluminum finish, while the other side has the same brushed finish, but in a gun metal gray. Kits are available in 4GB x 2 (8GB total) through 16GB x 4 (64GB total) as well.

We recently reviewed the Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz kit and we left quite impressed. This time however, we are looking at the Trident Z 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 3466MHz kit. Timings are set at 16-18-18-38-2N with a voltage of 1.35v. These promise to be one of the faster memory kits we have tested so far.

G.SKILL's take on the Trident Z

Newest Generation of Extreme Performance DDR4 is Here!

Building on the strong success of G.SKILL Trident series, Trident Z series represents one of the world’s highest performance DDR4 memory designed for the latest 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor on the Z170 series chipset. Using only the best-in-class components and featuring dual-color construction aluminum heat-spreaders, Trident Z series is the state-of-the-art DDR4 solution that combines performance and beauty for PC enthusiasts and extreme overclockers to build an ultra-fast PC or achieve new overclocking records.

The New Level of Ultimate Performance

Designed for PC enthusiasts, overclockers, and extreme gamers, the Trident Z series DDR4 is built with specially screened ICs qualified under the legendary G.SKILL selection process, and rigorously tested for reliability, compatibility, and performance across a wide range of Z170 motherboards.

First DDR4 Memory to Reach 4000MHz XMP Speed

With wide range of available specs starting from DDR4-2800MHz all the way up to an extreme frequency of DDR4-4000MHz on first launch, Trident Z provides the fastest overclocking speed the world has ever seen.

Feel the Luxury

Trident Z series maintains the aggressive fin design for highly efficient heat dissipation, while introducing an innovative dual-color heatspreader construction and a luxurious hair-line finish. Look no further for a memory that combines performance and beauty for building a stylish, modern PC!

Up to 64GB Ultra Capacity

No compromises! These extreme speed memory kits not only come in kits of 4GB and 8GB modules, a series of ultra high speed 16GB modules are available in Trident Z series too. Build your dream supercomputer with up to DDR4 64GB (16GBx4) of ultra-capacity at ultra-high frequencies!

Developed for the Ultimate Compatibility and Reliability

All Trident Z DDR4 memory kits are tested with G.SKILL’s rigorous validation process on major performance motherboard brands to ensure the best-in-class reliability and compatibility across the widest selection of motherboards.

Power Efficient

Designed with a low voltage of 1.2V~1.35V at DDR4 standard, this lowers the memory voltage requirement by 20% from DDR3 memory kits! Now your system can perform even faster without becoming an expensive appliance heater.

XMP 2.0 Support

Just set and go. Programmed with the latest Intel XMP 2.0 profiles, the only thing between you and extreme performance is a simple setting.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

All G.SKILL memory products come with a limited lifetime warranty and the G.SKILL technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forum, Facebook, telephone, and email.


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