G.Skill’s announcement of its AM5 DDR5 memory couldn’t have come at a better time – just when AMD has announced its Ryzen 7000 series. Just as the next-gen processors are making their way to the market, the two new series by G.Skill will be accompanying them.
G.Skill has revealed the Trident Z5 Neo and Flare X5. While the Trident Z5 Neo will be available in both options with or without the RGB illumination which comes with Trident Z’s iconic aluminum heatsink design, the Flare X5 comes with a low-profile format of 33 mm only and will entirely ditch RGB. This makes it perfect for small chassis or if you are pairing it with large CPU coolers.
When it comes to performance, there isn’t much difference between these two. The Trident Z5 has been specifically designed for high-end categories and offers two versions; 5,600MT/s at CL28 or CL30, or 6,000MT/s at CL30 to CL36. The Flare X5 on the other hand provides speeds of 5,600MT/s and 6,000MT/s at slower timings. Models will come with 32 GB capacity and will come with 64 GB kits.
The good news is that AMD’s launch of its Zen 4 CPUs on September 27th will be accompanied by DDR5 memory kits which will support AMD’s latest EXPO technology. Similar to what Intel’s XMP does, the EXPO will let users to overclock with a single click.
The prices for Trident Z5 Neo, Trident Z5 Neo RGB, and Flare X5 DDR5 memory kits haven’t been announced yet by G.Skill.