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G.Skill announces Double Capacity (DC) Trident Z DDR4 memory kits

by on09 October 2018

Up to 32GB per DIMM and only for select Asus motherboards

In addition to announcing 16GB 4,800MHz and 32GB 4,500MHz memory kits for Intel Z390 motherboards, G.Skill has also announced a rather interesting Trident Z RGB DC series DDR4 64GB (32GBx2) memory kits based on the "Double Capacity DIMM" technology.

While standard UDIMM kits are limited to 16 DRAM ICs per module, it appears that G.Skill has found a way around it, by working closely with Asus ROG team and with custom PCB DIMMs which will pack 32 DRAM ICs per module. This allowed G.Skill to come up with new Trident Z RGB DC series memory kits which will be available in 64GB (32GBx2) capacity.

While based on a custom PCB which is somewhat taller than your normal DIMM module, these new Trident Z DC series memory kits will still retain G.Skill's recognizable look and RGB lighting.

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Although these will now raise the supported memory capacity to 64GB on motherboards with only two DIMM slots, there is a significant drawback, as these are only supported on three Asus motherboards, including ROG Z390 MAXIMUS XI APEX, ROG Maximus XI Gene, and ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING.

The new G.Skill Trident Z RGB DC series kits are based on Samsung's B-die ICs, and will be available in 64GB (32GBx2) 3,000MHz 14-14-14-34, 64GB 3,200MHz 14-14-14-34, and 64GB 3,200 14-15-15-35 versions, all needing 1.35V voltage.

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Plenty of kits for Z390 motherboards, peaking at 16GB 4,800MHz

G.Skill also unveiled a couple of new memory kits for Intel's newest Z390 chipset motherboards, including the 16GB (2x8GB) 4,800Mhz CL19-22-22-42 kit which was already running stable on Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI GENE motherboard.

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Those looking for higher capacity are also covered with the 32GB (4x8GB) 4,500MHz kit with the same 19-22-22-42, showing that these two are probably based on the same modules. The 4,500MHz kit was also tested on Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI Extreme motherboard.

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