After every major CPU launch leading suppliers of memory modules release DIMMs validated to work with the new platform. This time around G.Skill not only announced DRAM modules that have been tested to work with AMD’s latest Ryzen 3000-series processors (codenamed Matisse) on AMD X570-based motherboards, but actually released a brand new product family, the Trident Z Neo.

Rated to run in DDR4-2666 CL18, DDR4-3000 CL16, DDR4-3200 CL14/CL16, and DDR4-3600 CL14/CL16/CL18 modes, G.Skill’s Trident Z Neo will come in dual-channel kits featuring 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB capacities. Some of the kits will require 1.2 Volts, whereas other will need 1.35 Volts or even 1.40 Volts and therefore entail a higher-end motherboard. G.Skill itself validates the new DDR4-3600 modules using the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula or the MSI MEG X570 Godlike motherboards.

G.Skill’s latest Trident Z Neo DIMMs rely on the company’s custom 10-layer PCB and share design with Trident Z RGB DIMMs with RGB LEDs that can be controlled using software from leading motherboard makers, such as ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE, and MSI. Higher-end modules use Samsung’s memory chips, but the company says nothing about DRAMs used for entry-level sticks.

It is necessary to note that the Trident Z Neo are not rebadged Trident Z RGB DIMMs. The new modules feature different sub-timings and voltages that are guaranteed to work optimally with AMD’s Ryzen 3000/X570 platform.

G.Skill’s Trident Z Neo memory kits will be available later this month worldwide from the company’s resellers.

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Sources: G.Skill

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  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    RGB SODIMMs requested.
  • MrPhilo - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    I have a 3600 CL16 Trident Z RGB that was manufactured in 2017, is there any difference to the Neo 3600 CL16 at all? Since the article mentions about a new 10-Layer PCB on the RAM.
  • FreckledTrout - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    Probably the same samsung b-die chips so I doubt functionally there is any difference.
  • airdrifting - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    What is the point? I used to buy FlareX memory for Ryzen platforms then later I found out Ripjaws V works just fine, you don't need those "specifically designed for AMD" RAM to work. Also I had to RMA a lot more FlareX RAM comparing to Ripjaws V.
  • FreckledTrout - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    Its for people who want to select profile 1 in the bios and not deal with DDR4 timings and sub timings.
  • FreihEitner - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Is it possible to get good Ryzen-certified RAM without the pointless glitz of RGB LEDs all over it? I don't know about all of you, but I don't spend hours every day gazing longingly into my case -- I actually want my computer to do something.
  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - link

    Nope, it's the current industry gimmick for man-child people that call themselves gamers (whatever that stupid label even means). If you want to avoid it, buy a business class computer of some sort and if its a desktop add a GPU (PSU if necessary) or if its a laptop, fork out for a Quadro and game on it (works fine -- cheaper if you buy a used/refurb business box).
  • piroroadkill - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    Would it be possible to just drop all this RGB LED crap? It HAS to be increasing power draw and heat (by definition), and just looks tacky as all hell
  • darckhart - Thursday, July 11, 2019 - link

    Yes I agree. There should always be a plain no RGB option.
  • Quantumz0d - Friday, July 12, 2019 - link

    There's one kit, F4-3600C15D-16GTZ from what I read it's the best B-Die with tighter timings at sub 4000MHz, that's the fastest 3600MHz kit, perhaps the Ryzen 3000 IMC will take it since even the 2000 series Zen+ was able to handle that kit.

    I'm eyeing a new build and the stupid DRAM and NAND price fixing and B-Die EOL is so off putting, all the Trident Z Royal with high quality bins are out of stock.

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