DDR5 G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 6000 MHz CL36 RAM test with Intel Core i9-12900K processor. The fastest combination in the world

DDR5 G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 6000 MHz CL36 RAM test with Intel Core i9-12900K processor.  The fastest combination in the worldVirtually all manufacturers of RAM were the first DDR5 kits to introduce models with clock speeds of 4800-5200 MHz and relatively high CL 38/40 latencies. Only G.Skill turned out to be a noble exception, which will supplement the portfolio with 6000 MHz CL36 configurations in a small amount. Definitely higher frequency plus much lower timings, seasoned with greater overclocking potential? This is exactly how the 32 GB G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 6000 MHz CL36 set, which is the subject of this review, can be briefly described. Has the Intel Core i9-12900K processor finally got the memory it needs to show the full potential of the Alder Lake architecture?

Author: Sebastian Oktaba

DDR5 RAMs bring a number of technical changes that go beyond lowering the output voltage and increasing clock speeds while loosening lags. First of all, the new standard works a bit differently than the previous one. DDR4 RAMs operate on a single 64-bit bus, while DDR5 has two 32-bit buses (plus in both cases there is an additional 8-bit for ECC). As a result, a single module is identified as Dual Channel, while two are identified as Quad Channel, although the solution itself does not match the throughput of HEDT platforms with processors with a four-channel controller. The internal (A / B) channels of DDR5 RAM also share the RCD (Register Clock Driver), which provides more output signals and longer pulse reading (8 vs. 16). Another novelty is the transfer of voltage regulation from the motherboard directly to the modules, which is handled by the PMIC chip, however, increasing production costs and temperature. The DDR5 standard also introduces XMP 3.0 profiles, allowing user settings to be saved in RAM, so when transferring modules between platforms, we do not have to recreate their configuration in the UEFI of the motherboard.

The G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB memory is currently the fastest DDR5 kit on the market, offering high clock speeds and low timings.

DDR5 G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 6000 MHz CL36 RAM test with Intel Core i9-12900K processor.  The fastest combination in the world [nc1]

G.Skill is a manufacturer specialized in RAM memory, which should be associated with practically all amateurs of overclocking and the highest performance, because the modules of the Taiwanese company have repeatedly set unbeatable records here. Personally, I have been using G.Skill solutions since the times of DDR (F1-4000BIU2-2GBHV), currently also having a top-of-the-range kit from this manufacturer (F4-4266C17D-32GTZRB) in my computer. Together with the DDR5 standard, the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB series debuted, aimed at performance enthusiasts and continuing good traditions (also available in a luminance-free version). While most RAM manufacturers took part in the race with 4800-5200 MHz sets, and a few introduced 5600 MHz, the hero of today’s review can boast clock speeds of up to 6000 MHz. In addition, it is accompanied by more aggressive delays than the competition models, working with much lower clocks, which automatically makes the G. Skill Trident Z5 RGB the fastest DDR5 RAM memory available on store shelves. It promises to be a good company for the Intel Core i9-12900K processor.

G.Skill Trident Z5 XMP G.Skill Trident Z5 OC1 G.Skill Trident Z5 OC2
Timing 6000 MHz 6000 MHz 6400 MHz
Mode Gear2 Gear2 Gear2
tCL 36 34 36
tRCD 36 33 36
tRP 36 33 36
trass 75 48 76
tRFC 480 410 460
tWR 96 48 66
tRTP 24 18 18
tFAW 32 18 twenty
tCWL 34 28 thirty
tCKE 24 12 18
tCCD 8 6 6

Test of the Intel UHD 770 graphics chip in the Intel Core i5-12600K processor. DDR5 and DDR4 RAM performance comparison

DDR5 G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB RAMs (F5-6000U3636E16GX2-TZ5RS) operate at 6000 MHz clock speed and 36-36-36-76 latencies, so the bar has been hung high. Especially that the previously tested modules with 5200 MHz clocking and 38-38-38-82 timings, even with overclocking reached 5400-5600 MHz in pain, while I could only dream of a drastic descent with delays. G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB settings sewn in the XMP 3.0 profile can be successfully called very good in light of the current condition of DDR5. The manufacturer has once again established close cooperation with Samsung, which has provided memory chips that still have quite a satisfactory overclocking potential. That’s why the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB was checked in three settings – one standard (XMP) and another two overclocked. The results multiplied a bit, although checking the maximum clock speed at the default timings and the lowest possible delay at the factory frequency was a must. The table above shows what exactly the modules can do.


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