G.Skill Trident Z 16GB DDR4-3000 CL14 Memory Kit Review



GSkill TridentZ 16GB 3000C14 spec1


As we see above, Trident Z has taller heatsinks than the regular memory – 44 mm / 1.73 inch. It can interfere with some large cooling solutions if memory slots are close to the processor socket. On a larger motherboards even so large coolers as Scythe Ninja can work with Trident Z memory. Many enthusiasts will use water cooling and then won’t be any issues with space.

Reviewed memory kit has one XMP profile but I’ve noticed that some motherboards may see two profiles. I had a chance to test Trident Z memory kit on Z170 and X99 motherboards. ASUS Maximus VIII Hero and MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC motherboards could see one XMP profile – DDR4-3000 14-14-14 while ASRock X99M Killer 3.1 was also suggesting to set 2666 13-13-13.

Below we can see table with detailed specification of the memory modules. Trident Z DDR4-3000 CL14 memory is based on new Samsung IC known also as “B die”. I only say that right now it’s the best overclocking IC on the market right now. We will be able to check that later.


GSkill TridentZ 16GB 3000C14 spec2


Trident Z memory is fully stable at declared settings. We had no issues with any previous series of G.Skill memory so it was expected. Below is screenshot from AIDA64 stability test. There were no issues also in other applications.


GSkill TridentZ 16GB 3000C14 stab

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.