G.Skill, “low latency” DDR5 memories are coming: DDR5-6400 CL32

Fresh off the liquid nitrogen overclocking record (DDR5-8888), G. Skills announced the launch of a low latency DDR5 memory kit. The new solution DDR5-6400 CL32 (32-39-39-102) consists of two 16 GB modules and is part of the family Trident Z5 (and Z5 RGB), announced on the occasion of the launch of the 12th generation Intel Core Alder Lake processors and Z690 motherboards. The kit requires a power supply of 1.4V and in Europe it has been spotted at a starting price of 700 euros, a figure which we hope will decrease with greater availability.

gskill trident z5 rgb cl32 27 01 2022

Previously G.Skill had already announced DDR5-6400 but with CL36-36-36-76 and CL40-40-40-76 timings, as well as a series of kits with increasingly higher frequencies until announcing a DDR5 -7000 solution with CL40- Hours 40-40-76. The competition still doesn’t offer modules with such low timings, for example Corsair has a Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5-6200 kit with CL36-39-39-76 latency.

DDR5 is also experiencing shortage issues affecting the entire chip manufacturing industry, but their availability has improved significantly over the past two weeks. Faster and faster modules are available, although the prices are very high and therefore do not facilitate the purchase.

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Recall that currently only 12th generation Intel Core Alder Lake processors support DDR5, but fortunately Intel also allows the use of the more widespread, tested and cheaper DDR4. It is necessary to have a motherboard with DDR4 slots, which means opting for a mid/low-end solution with a Z690, B660 or H670 chipset.