With the launch of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs, the bar for high-speed DDR4 memory (among other things) has gone up by a notch. The new Zen 3 based chips are capable of supporting 2000MHz (DDR4-4000) memory in a 1:1:1 ratio with the Infinity Fabric and Memory Controller. Higher frequencies and tighter timings mean even lower latency and in turn, better gaming performance.
To celebrate the Ryzen 5000 launch, G.Skill has refreshed its Trident Z Neo lineup with DDR4-4000 CL16-19-19-39 memory kits. You get two 16GB memory kits for dual-channel memory access and super high bandwidth, although it will cost you.
There’s a 64GB kit as well, but it comes with a latency penalty: CL18-22-22-42. The frequency is the same, 2000MHz or 4000MT/s. If you’d rather prefer lower latency and are willing to make a compromise in terms of frequency, then there’s another offering for you.
G.Skill is also introducing DDR4-3800 (1900MHz) kits with a latency of CL14-16-16-36. These come in a 16GB x 2 configuration. There’s a DDR4-3600 kit with even lower timings of CL14-15-15-35 which comes in 16GB x2 and 16GB x 4 kits.
There’s no word on the pricing, but you can be sure that these will cost more than the existing kits. As for availability, G.Skill promises a global launch by the month’s end.