G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CAS 14 AMD Ryzen Memory Review 1

G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CAS 14 AMD Ryzen Memory Review

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G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CAS 14 AMD Ryzen Memory Review 2

The specific kit we received is part a larger family, with only the highest-end Trident Z Neo SKUs rated for CAS latency of just 14 at DDR4-3600 like this. Going that low in the latency department is quite pricey – though you’re also paying for premium Samsung ICs that are tested to work properly on AMD platforms at these speeds/latencies. B-die has a great reputation, and deservedly so. I’ve had zero compatibility issue running Samsung B-die memory on AMD Ryzen motherboards, with the Flare X my previous go-to kit from G.Skill (also Samsung B-die).

Back to pricing, the cost of this particular SKU is up there. Just as any high-end enthusiast part is going to command a premium, these Trident Z Neo kits are priced well above your basic DDR4 DIMMs as the kit we looked at here is in the $299 range from what I can tell, but as I mentioned at the top it’s not currently in stock anywhere that I can find. On the other hand Trident Z Neo RAM is offered in frequency/latency/capacity combinations ranging from $99 all the way up to $1399, so there’s an available SKU for just about any need.

If you’re on an AMD platform it’s great to see memory products like the Trident Z Neo from G.Skill specifically naming AMD Ryzen on the box (“engineered and optimized for full compatibility on the latest AMD Ryzen platforms…”), and in my time with this kit the memory experience on Ryzen doesn’t get any better than this. Being able to simply set the XMP equivalent and have full speed and proper timings (take that, gear-down mode) was a refreshing change from some other experiences I’ve had in the recent past.

Bottom line: the G.Skill Trident Z Neo kit we looked at today is an ultra-fast, effortlessly-compatible option for AMD Ryzen systems. It offers ridiculously low latency for memory this fast, is equipped with the Holy Grail of ICs from Samsung, and looks fantastic. Highly recommended.