Despite the release last year of an affordable platform for DDR4, high-frequency memory of this standard in the domestic market is represented by a couple of models, the rest of the range falls on solutions with a frequency of up to 3000 MHz inclusive. On the one hand, this is due to the still high price of kits compared to DDR3, and on the other – the need for such serious characteristics has not yet come. The matter is that mass systems can not use memory except DDR4-2133, and high-frequency solutions are more suitable for uncompromising gamers who want to get maximum fps at any cost, overclockers and benchers, and also for working in highly specialized applications.
But can the potential of high-frequency memory open up when using the built-in graphics core of modern processors? We will try to answer this question at the end of the material, but for now consider the product that will help us in this. For testing, we got a DDR4 memory kit G.Skill TridentZ with the standard required by today’s measures of 16 GB, and its frequency is 3200 MHz. Such characteristics are quite acceptable for our testing, given the possibility of overclocking memory in excess of its nominal.
The F4-3200C16D-16GTZB kit belongs to the TridentZ series, which differs from the remaining G.Skill solutions with a more massive cooling system and good finning. For example, products of the Rapjaws range are equipped with stamped coolers, and Ares in general with conventional plates.
Our kit comes in a small box with a blue-black gamma, which shows memory modules and a stylized letter “Z”. On the reverse side, the user can gather information for whom the TridentZ series was created, namely for overclockers, enthusiasts and elite gamers, and about the main characteristics of the purchased product.
Externally, the modules are five-plus. Radiators from polished aluminum black and gray colors with the original form of ribs with black textolite look original and fresh. The insert of red plastic also adds charm to this set.
It additionally secures the radiator and now makes it convenient to install the modules in the connector on the motherboard. Previously, this process with the Trident slats was not so simple, it was necessary to press on the sharp edges of the radiators to fix the memory.
For the production of laths, Samsung’s K4A4G085WE-BCPB chips are used in the amount of 16 pieces, which are soldered on both sides of the PCB.
After the start of the system, you will have to go into UEFI and turn on XMP mode, otherwise default settings will be selected that correspond to JEDEC recommendations, i.e. The memory frequency will be 2133 MHz with timings of 15-15-15-35-2T and a working voltage of 1.2 V.