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