G.Skill launches Intel 14th Gen Core-ready DDR5 memory

Slowly approaching the 10,000MT/s milestone.

G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 memory with black heatsink

G.Skill has announced the Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-8400 memory kit for 14th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, with a potential overclocking to 8,600MT/s.

The new Trident Z5 DDR5-8400 memory will be available in 48GB (2x24GB) Kits boasting CL40-52-52-134 timings at 1.4V. These specs can easily be applied with a single click thanks to the XMP 3.0 profiles stored inside each module. If you are wondering, the default speed (XMP off) is set to 5,600MT/s at 1.1V.

The Trident Z5 DDR5-8400 modules will be offered with black or white aluminium heatspreaders, and likely in RGB or non-RGB variants. As with other Trident Z5 RAM, RGB is controllable via G.Skill’s lighting control app or supported third-party motherboard software.

G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 memory - white

G.Skill has validated this kit with Asus’s ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Encore motherboard and Intel’s Core i9-14900K CPU, achieving 128.88GB/s read, 127.03GB/s write, and 123.83GB/s copy in the AIDA64 memory bandwidth benchmark.

G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-8400

But that’s not all, the brand also showcased the overclocking potential of the kits, hitting 8,600MT/s at CL40-54-54-136 latency. Using the same CPU-plus-motherboard combo, the 48GB (2x24GB) memory kit delivered 130.66GB/s read, 130.24GB/s write, and 126.31GB/s copy in AIDA64’s bandwidth test. Nice.

G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-8600

Just keep in mind that unlocking such high speeds relies heavily on the motherboard and CPU, so your hardware may not clock this high.

The Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-8400 memory kits will be available this month at a yet unknown price, backed by a lifetime warranty.