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Review: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 128GB DDR4-3200 (F4-3200C16Q-128GTZN)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 1 March 2020, 14:01

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Testing Methodology

Comparison Memory

 
G.Skill Trident Z Neo
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB
Model
F4-3200C16Q-128GTZN
CMT64GX4M4Z3600C16
Capacity
128GB (4x32GB)
64GB (4x16GB)
Speed
3,200MHz
3,600MHz
Timings
16-18-18-38-1T
16-18-18-36-1T
Voltage
1.35V
1.35V

Test Platform

CPU AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X (64C128T)
Motherboard Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha (0807)
Primary Storage Device Corsair MP600 1TB
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition (442.19)
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Benchmarks

AIDA64 v6.00.5324 Memory analysis tool supporting the latest CPUs.
Blender 2.82 We render the 230MB Cosmos Laundromat scene in this popular open-source creation suite.
CINEBENCH R20 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores.
PCMark 10 Default test.
V-Ray Next Another standalone application to help test how fast hardware renders.
3DMark Time Spy DX12, Default test.
Far Cry 5 New Dawn 1,920x1,080 ultra settings.
World of Tanks Graphics benchmark run at FHD to determine CPU involvement.

Notes

We have tested from the ground-up using a fresh, up-to-date Windows build that has been changed to 10 Pro. The storage drive on the Ryzen 9 3990X has also been upgraded to a 1TB Corsair MP600 NVMe SSD.

The purpose of the performance evaluation is to see what difference exists between a 64GB DDR4-3600 kit and this G.Skill across a range of benchmarks. One will sacrifice some speed, of course, and we'll find out just how much.

Anyone needing more than 64GB of RAM will be running specialised applications. For those folk, the performance deficit is neither here nor there - it's capacity that matters.

Overclocking

  Max speed at 14-14-14
Max speed at 16-18-18
Max speed at 20-22-22
G.Skill Trident Z Neo @ 1.45V
2,666
3,466
3,600

Tested using an enhanced 1.45V, we dial in the prescribed latencies and increase the frequency until failure.