G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3200 Review

We take a look at G.Skill’s Trident Z RGB 32GB Memory Kit.

There’s been a massive movement for RGB. We’ve seen it not only flood our peripherals but lately, the craze has been hitting our components within our PC builds. When it comes to RGB for RAM, there are a few particular brands out on the market that consumers have been flocking to. Today we’re going to check into one of those popular brands, the G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-3200 memory kit.

This is a DDR4 RAM as to be expected, but what makes the Trident Z really stand out is the RGB element and it’s showcased right on the front of its packaging. You’ll find that each module has a transparent bar located right on top that will allow LED RGB to shine through.

Unlike some of the other RGB RAM advertised in the market, G.Skill Trident Z offers more of a gradient colorful look instead of a solid color. You’ll find that the RAM is also supported by Asus Aura Sync and that means gamers will be able to adjust the color options with the Aura software. However, it’s also worth noting that G.Skill provides software to adjust the RGB for the Trident Z RAM as well. Through the included software, each RAM module can be adjusted to showcase a certain color or an effect.

Specs
  • RAM Capacity: 32GB (8GBx4)
  • Memory Kit: Quad Channel Kit
  • RAM Speed: 3200MHz
  • Latency: 16-18-18-38
  • Voltage: 1.35v

Notable Test PC Specs
  • i7 6770K
  • MSI Nvidia GTX 1080
  • Asus ROG Z270F Strix Gaming Motherboard

If you’re going for a certain look or theme with the build, Aura will certainly help flood your RAM modules with whatever color or gradient desired. As for the RAM module design, you’ll be dealing with mostly black with white text whereas the heat spreader offers a slight cutout design. Overall, I have to give props to this RAM for not being too flamboyant with its design especially since this is RGB focused, you won’t have to deal with this RAM not matching up nicely with your particular build.

The RAM will automatically showcase its RGB and power starts to run through your PC. For those who may be familiar with RAM such as the Geil Evo X, this particular RAM memory kit doesn’t require anything separately to power up the RGB headers.

Being that this is a 32GB memory kit, we received a total of four 8GB RAM modules that your rig will benefit from in dual-channel mode. For those concerned with clearance for aftermarket coolers, the RAM is only 44mm in height so it shouldn’t interfere with most coolers.

Overall, performance with the RAM has been great. This is a solid DDR4 RAM kit with the added benefit of some incredible RGB elements to give your PC build a nice upgrade. Of course, there is a slightly hefty price tag that goes with this RAM kit, You’ll have to spend around $400 currently for the G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4-3200.

Is it worth it? Absolutely.