G.Skill Reveals Trident Z RGB DC Double Capacity UDIMMs for ASUS Z390 Motherboards

Subject: General Tech | October 9, 2018 - 09:46 PM |
Tagged: Trident Z RGB, samsung b-die, G.Skill, double capacity DIMM, ddr4, DC DIMM, 64GB

G.Skill has joined forces with ASUS to release a new series of Trident Z RGB DC DDR4 memory modules aimed at ASUS’ Z390 motherboards and take advantage of “double capacity DIMM” technology that  uses taller form factors to allow twice the memory ICs per stick.

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The new Trident Z RGB DC memory modules feature 16 Samsung B-die memory ICs for a total capacity of 32 GB when using 8Gb chips. Initially, G.Skill will offer the new double capacity modules in 64GB kits (32GB x 2) clocked at 3000 MHz and 3200 MHz. As part of the company’s Trident Z RGB family, the new DC series continue to support RGB LEDs which can be customized by software including Asus Aura Sync. The 3000 MHz kit comes with 14-14-14-34 timings. There are two 3200 MHz kits (both 64 GB) that come either with 14-14-14-34 or 14-15-15-35 timings. All three kits operate at 1.35V out of the box.

The double capacity DIMMs will work with select ASUS motherboard based around the Intel Z390 chipset including the ROG Z390 Maximus XI APEX, ROG Maximus XI Gene, and ROG STRIX Z390-I Gaming.

The Mini ITX Strix Z390-I Gaming board would benefit the most from the double capacity DIMMs at they will allow enthusiasts to pack more than the 32 GB limit of today’s JEDEC standard UDIMMs into the only two memory slots on the board. Meanwhile, the larger Z390 boards will be able to host even more memory enabling workstation workloads to be run (or a big ass home virtual lab environment heh).

G.Skill has not yet released pricing or availability information for these new memory kits. I am curious whether the double capacity DIMM standard will catch on and if it will be adopted by other motherboard manufacturers or if it will stay an ASUS exclusive feature. At least on paper, it appears the only tradeoff is having to accommodate taller modules when considering which CPU cooler to purchase.

Source: G.Skill

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October 9, 2018 | 10:04 PM - Posted by Esso (not verified)

I remember when SDRAM had double-height dimms... and all the compatibility issues that came with it. This brings back some dark memories, lol - pun intended.

October 9, 2018 | 10:11 PM - Posted by AG Pennypacker (not verified)

All three of the Asus boards mentioned (the Apex, Gene, and Strix z390-I) have only two DIMM slots. Why exactly would the Strix board benefit the most from these kits?

I'll just assume that the Tim Verry didn't take the two minutes it would have required to research his statement. Good job, editors!

October 9, 2018 | 11:49 PM - Posted by James

Would you actually be able to put huge amounts of memory ito these systems or would you hit some other limitation? Does intel limit consumer systems to 64 GB or is it only a motherboard limitation?

October 10, 2018 | 12:41 PM - Posted by Cwop (not verified)

Skylake (and refreshes) CPUs are limited to 64GB on the Intel datasheet.

October 10, 2018 | 09:36 AM - Posted by Prodeous@Work (not verified)

Now this is interesting. as memory controller is in the CPU, what changes were made to the motherboard to provide compatibility? Or did CPU already support such configuration?

And even more, would AMD CPU's also support these dims?

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