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G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM Overclocked To 5566 MHz Breaks World Record

RGB And High Performance Locked Into One

The G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM module not only looks good but functions well too. It was able to overclock to 5566 MHz which is 10 MHz higher than the previous world record. The world record before that was only 1 MHz higher so it will be a while before someone beats the G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM.

A single stick of 8 GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM was used to break the world record. Other components include the Intel Core i7 8700K CPU and the Asus ROG Maximus XI Gene motherboard. These are pretty high-end components but the Trident Z RGB still can’t make such a huge leap on air. Overclockers used liquid Nitrogen as cooling in order to overlock the RAM to 5566 MHz.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM
G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM Test Source: ixbt

Overclocking RAM is not easy and that is why the change in frequency is not as high as we want. We know that CPUs favor faster RAM especially if we look at how AMD Ryzen CPUs work with Infinity Fabric but until we get DDR5 memory, it seems that we are not going to see any major change in this space.

While we are on the topic of RAM, the Intel 9900K CPU supports up to 128 GB of RAM. The previous maximum support was 64 GB so now users have the option to use double the amount of RAM. Of course, gamers will not use more than 16 GB but this could come in handy if you are an enthusiast or someone that uses applications that are RAM intensive. The following is what Intel had to say regarding the matter:

“The new 9th Gen Intel Core processors memory controller is capable of supporting DDR4 16Gb die density DIMMs which will allow the processors to support a total system memory capacity of up to 128GB when populating both motherboard memory channels with 2 DIMMs per Channel (2DPC) using these DIMMs.”

G.Skill Trident Z RGB RAM is a thing of beauty, but now we know that it does not only look good, it is equally functional. If you have a windowed side panel then you will appreciate having this in your system.

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