G Skill Trident Z RGB

MANUFACTURER G.Skill
MODEL Trident Z RGB
MEMORY 8x2 GB
FREQUENCY 3200 MHz
LATENCY CL 16
TIMINGS 16-18-18-38
HEIGHT NA
RGB LIGHTS Yes

When you are talking about best RGB memory sticks the G Skill Trident Z RGB gets a sweet sport because of the great aesthetics and appealing design. You know the company introduced the RGB lights in memory modules a few years ago, and other manufacturers adopted that, but still, it wins the game in aesthetics and performance.

G Skill is also one of the most reliable memory manufacturers competing for some high-end manufacturers like Corsair and Adata. Comparing it with Corsair, it comes to know that one company is offering reliable clocks while the other is offering better timings means competing with each other with their products.

The model I’ve picked from this company is Trident Z RGB which comes in different flavors as memory modules come in different clocks, sizes and memory. Though the one that I would recommend you for Ryzen 7 2700X is the 8x2 kit with frequency up to 3200 MHz and CD 16 timings. This one would probably the best match for Ryzen 7 2700X, but if you want more memory, you can also pick up the 16 GB kit with the same configuration.

The Trident Z RGB comes with latency starting from CL 14, and it goes way up to CL 19 where the lower one is better and expensive while the higher one is cheaper and slow. Though there is not much variation between them when it comes to actual speed, the better one would be.

The clock speed of these modules starts from 2333 MHz, and it goes to 4600 MHz which is excellent enough though we don’t need that highly OC modules as we are good with 3200 or 3600 MHz. There are kits available, and you can pick the one you think is best for your build.

The RGB lights on these modules look fantastic, and you can use some third party RGB software to make them looks much better by producing various effects from them. G Skill doesn’t have any RGB lights software, so you need to go with Aura Sync, Mystic Light or RGB Fusion. Again these modules are not just about the looks but also they offer outstanding performance for the price.

Pros
  • The RGB lights look fantastic.
  • The RGB variant has the same heigh as of non-RGB.
  • Excellent performance as well as aesthetics.
  • All of the RGB lights can be controlled with software.
Cons
  • G. Skill RGB software is not stable.
  • A little expensive than competitors.
  • The 3200 MHz memory doesn't go beyond 3000 MHz.

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO

MANUFACTURER Corsair
MODEL Vengeance RGB PRO
MEMORY 8x2 GB
FREQUENCY 3200 MHz
LATENCY CL 16
TIMINGS NA
HEIGHT 51mm
RGB LIGHTS Yes

There are many companies manufacturing memory modules for desktops computers, but most of them come with the same specifications and designs every year. Corsair might understand this and introduce their Vengeance RGB Pro which is excellent in terms of aesthetics and gives an exceptional performance in every gaming build and better value than any other stick. This module’s durability is unquestionably outstanding as it is made up of fine quality silicon, which prevents the PCB components from electric shocks or short circuits. The clock speed starts from 2666 MHz while it goes way up to 4600 MHz at a sweet spot while it also offers better latency than others. Another point that impressed me is the overclocking potential of these memory modules. The Vengeance RGB Pro comes with built-in heat protection, which gives you superior overclocking power, and you can surely use this module at high clock speeds. Also, these modules are ideal for every enthusiast because of its overclocking headroom.

The top of this RAM has a large aluminum heat spreader with ten RGB lights; you might be thinking what’s new in it? You can customize the RGB lights individually and can produce different effects with them. You have to rely on some third-party software for customizing the lights because the Corsair RGB tuning program is still in the beta phase. This module’s height is about 51mm, which is slightly taller than others, but still, it’s okay because it doesn’t block the CPU Cooler while installing or removing. When you pick the highly overclocked modules, be sure that they are way more costly than the normal one, particularly one with a clock speed of 4000 MHz or more. It’s been two years, but the Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO is still prevailing because of the overclocking headroom and the looks. There are different variants available for these modules, including the 8 GB. 16GB, 32 GB, and more. If you are looking for the best RAM for Ryzen 7 2700x, I recommend getting the 3000/32000 MHz 16 GB kits.

Pros
  • Compatible with Corsair and other RGB Lights software.
  • Not very expensive for its performance.
  • Comes in RGB and non-RGB varients.
  • Outstanding performance with the XMP profile.
Cons
  • The white light diffusers don't seem right.
  • Support minimal tuning.
  • Moderate timings.

Corsair Vengeance LPX

MANUFACTURER Corsair
MODEL Vengeance LPX DDR4 DRAM
MEMORY 2x 8 GB
FREQUENCY 3200 MHz
LATENCY CL 16
TIMINGS 16-18-18-36
HEIGHT 34mm
RGB LIGHTS No

Previously we’ve reviewed a memory module that looks good in looks but gives moderate performance; if you are not conscious with aesthetics, you can consider the Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM instead of that one. Aesthetically, you will find this RAM straightforward, but I would say there is no other competitor for it at the same price point regarding its premium performance. Starting with this RAM’s capacity and it comes in several different sizes from which the common are 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and it goes way up to 128 GB kits. Corsair Vengeance LPX is fully compatible with the XMP 2.0 profiles, meaning it will automatically run on the highest clock speeds depending upon the module you got and the motherboard support.

One of the most exciting things in these modules is the CL13 latency, while it goes up to CL19 and uses power from 1.2V to 1.5V. These modules' clocks start from 2133 MHz, while the highest clock speed it can reach is 4600 MHz, but with this processor, we don’t need something more than 3200 MHz and 32 GB kits. There are no RGB lights on this module, but it’s available in different colors, and you can choose the one that suits your motherboard and color rig scheme. No matter if you own a big tower or a small-sized Intel stock cooler, the Vengeance LPX is 34mm tall and can be fit in compact builds without blocking the other components attached on your motherboard.

While buying Corsair RAMs, you don’t have to worry about the build quality or the compatibility with different motherboards. The Corsair Vengeance LPX does its job best with all of the latest Intel and AMD processors released. Also, with the high-quality material used in PCB, this module is durable than other competitors. With all of its greatness, the only thing you will miss in this module is RGB lights' presence as other competitors are offering them. Also, there are minimal overclocking options in this module, which seems unsuitable for some users, except that you are good to go with it, and its performance will never disappoint you at any point.

Pros
  • Offers excellent performance.
  • Great DDR4 3200 MHz memory.
  • Bundled fans help in reducing mobo and DIMMs temps.
  • Available in several heat spreaders colors.
Cons
  • The bundled fans increase the price.
  • Missing RGB lights.
  • Doesn't have secondary XMP for DDR4 2400 MHz motherboards.

G.SKILL Ripjaws V

MANUFACTURER G.SKILL
MODEL Ripjaws V
MEMORY 16 GB
FREQUENCY 3200 MHz
LATENCY CL 16
TIMINGS 16-18-18-38
HEIGHT 42mm
RGB LIGHTS No

G. Skill Ripjaws V is a renowned competitor for the Corsair Vengeance LPX because both of these memory modules are known for their premium performance, while aesthetically, they are straightforward. With its exceptional performance, this RAM’s overclocking potential is also appreciable, and we can consider it for our gaming build. Several flavors are available in this module, including the 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, while it goes way up to 128 GB kits at the frequency of 2133 MHz while overclockable up to 4000 MHz. It’s also available in various heat spreaders, including black, red, silver, grey, etc. You can choose the one that matches the color scheme of the motherboard.

The 42mm height of this memory is slightly taller than others, but it will easily fit under most of the coolers available. The heat spreader of Ripjaws V allows maximum heat dissipation, and it also allows you to overclock the modules at high clocks. The company mainly targeted these modules for Intel processors, but that doesn’t mean it works poorly with AMD. The overall performance with Intel and AMD processors is good, but you are likely to see some slight performance difference with Intel CPUs. These modules are good to consider with modern CPUs, but one thing you will miss in them is RGB lights' presence, and it’s not recommended if you prefer aesthetics. The company claims that they test all of their manufactured modules on popular Intel and AMD motherboards, and they are durable. At the same time, they are also giving a lifetime warranty with these modules, so you don’t have to worry about them. I would recommend you get the G. Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB kit, which comes in 3200 MHz with CL16 latency.

These memory modules are very inexpensive for the XMP profile, but minimal tuning capabilities might disappoint some of the users. There are no fallback settings for the 2133 and the 3200 MHz. Also, a couple of other competitors offer better performance for the same price, but for value it is the best RAM for Ryzen 2700x.

Pros
  • Very inexpensive for its performance.
  • Missing RGB might be pleasing for some users.
  • Impressive overall memory performance.
  • Availability is excellent in the U.S.
Cons
  • The Black version seems a bit expensive.
  • The Grey version is internally the same but cheaper than others.
  • Offers minimal tuning options.
  • Missing RGBs might disappoint some users.

Adata Spectrix D80

MANUFACTURER Adata
MODEL Spectrix D80
MEMORY 16 GB
FREQUENCY 3600 MHz
LATENCY CL 17
TIMINGS CL 17-18-18
HEIGHT 46mm
RGB LIGHTS Yes

RGB RAM seems a bit old these days as this trend was at its peak in 2017 and 2018, but now companies are bringing more advanced things. There we’ve got something more interesting for you, and I’m sure you will like it. Adata released its first Hybrid Liquid Cooling RAM, which is now available to users and provides better cooling and overclocking headroom. This RAM’s thermal working process is not complicated as it has an aluminum heat spreader that is sealed from all sides and has non-conductive fluid in it. The RAM liquid is non-conductive for electricity, but a great heat conductor, allowing better cooling performance. More interestingly, this module offers better overclocking potential and doesn’t get too hot.

Liquid cooling is not only a thing to consider this module because it offers very low latency, which satisfies the modern gaming builds. This module’s heat spreader comes in two different colors, i.e., red and black, and you can choose them according to your build contrast. With the liquid cooling technology, you can easily overclock these memory modules up to 5000 MHz. While buying memory modules, it’s hard to get the performance and aesthetics at the same place. Though Adata made it possible and the Spectrix D80 has a bunch of programmable RGB lights, which you can control through the free RGB application. XPG RGB Sync application will allow you to produce different attractive effects with these modules.

Another great feature in this memory module is the Music mode, which automatically changes the lighting effects with the music running in your PC. SPECTRIX D80 compatibility with different motherboards and processors is broad, and it supports most of the popular CPUs in the market. It gives excellent clocks with modern processors, and you can consider if you are buying one. Initially, this memory module was only available through the Adata store. Later it was listed on different online shopping stores. Also, in the United States, these modules were only available in two DIMM configurations. The D80 module is a bit more expensive than other competitors, which might be because of the liquid cooling technology.

Pros
  • Attractive looks.
  • First liquid-cooled RGB memory module.
  • Offers excellent performance in four-DIMMs config.
  • Supports excellent tuning options.
  • Comes with Free RGB tuning software.
Cons
  • Initially available in the U.S only on the Adata store.
  • Slightly more expensive than competitors.
  • Gives moderate two performance in two-DIMMs.

G.Skill Flare X

MANUFACTURER G.Skill
MODEL Flare X
MEMORY 16 GB
FREQUENCY 3200 MHz
LATENCY CL 14
TIMINGS 14-14-14-34
HEIGHT 40mm
RGB LIGHTS No

G. Skill always stuns their users with the fantastic memory modules released, and the great thing in them is the performance and value they are providing. There we have the G. Skill Flare X, specially designed for AMD processors and excellent performance. The heat spreader of this memory module is quite different from others. The G. Skill Flare X comes with XMP-profile and has a clock speed of 3200 MHz. Simultaneously, it also has excellent timings of 14-14-14-34 at 1.35V, which is pretty, and more surprisingly, it offers extraordinary overclocking potential. The Samsung Dies on this RAM are much durable, and you don’t have to worry about the module’s working or performance. This memory module’s height is roughly 40mm; it’s not the shortest RAM but still manages to fit under all of the big CPU coolers. We will miss the RGB lights' presence in these memory modules, but it doesn’t look too bad even without them. Though with no aesthetics, there is a reason to consider it and that the performance of it.

I’ve previously mentioned that this memory module is specially designed for AMD processors and gives them better performance. With the latest AMD Ryzen processors, it delivers high-speed data transfer for the processor’s core. There are different flavours of G. Skill Flare X available as it starts from 2133 MHz 4GB and goes way up to 4000 MHz 128 GB. The 16 GB configuration kit is excellent for mid-range Ryzen processors as it comes in two 8 GB modules and has black colored heat spreader. There is one downside of this memory module with no RGB lights, and that’s its price as competitors are giving better value for their price. Though if you are not an RGB lover and looking for performance, you can consider it. Ryzen Threadrippers owners can benefit from having quad-channel support and get the best performance out of these memory modules. One great thing I found in this module is the lifetime warranty, which impressed me a lot. Overall this module is excellent to consider, but others are giving better performance for the same price.

Pros
  • Offers excellent performance with AMD Ryzen CPUs.
  • Supports great overclocking.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • Comes in an attractive heat sink design.
Cons
  • Slightly expensive for its performance.