Memory. Your system won’t work without it. Those words, while profound, are simply the truth. And in today’s review we will be looking at a memory kit that doesn’t just allow your system to POST, but one that is significantly faster than most of the DDR5 out there today.
Reviewing RAM is actually how I started my journey here at PCPer, with a review of some very fast DDR3 (2666 MT/s). I even reviewed some DDR5 last week, with a 6000 MT/s kit from Lexar. But 6000 MT/s is less that 7200 MT/s, and somehow G.Skill managed to hit that speed with a CAS latency of only 34.
What am I talking about? Well, I’m talking about G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-7200, model F5-7200J3445G16GX2-TZ5RS, of course. Timings are an impressive 34-45-45-115 at the rated 7200 MT/s speed, though voltage will rise from the default 1.1V to 1.4V when setting the XMP profile.
But enough about the technical details – let’s take a close look at this kit, look at the timings and other technical details some more (I lied), and see how it performed.