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G.Skill TridentX 8GB 2400mhz Memory Review (Z77 platform)

The TridentX 2400mhz 8GB kit is another fantastic product from G.Skill, they certainly seem to be leading the enthusiast memory sector in recent months. This high performance memory paired up well with the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard and we experienced no issues achieving rock solid performance at 2,400mhz.

We attempted to overclock the memory by overriding the profile to 2,666mhz but we couldn’t get a stable post at these speeds, even when we relaxed the timings and raised voltage a little more, outside Intel specifications. Increasing the BCLK was slightly more successful and we managed to increase the memory speeds to 2520mhz before instability would occur. We didn’t need to relax the timings either, maintaining the same 10-12-12 default settings.

There are so many memory kits right now on the market that much of the purchasing decision has to be based on the price. Novatech are stocking this memory at £99.98 and Overclockers have it on an offer for £95.99.

Currently G.Skill are offering a RipJawsZ 16GB 1600mhz kit for £89.99, which delivers double the memory capacity of our review product today, for around £10 less.

This raises a valid question – is it really worth paying the premium for 2,400mhz memory right now? We would say that if you use your machine for 3D rendering and video encoding that the higher specified memory will deliver a noticeable performance benefit. For a pure gaming PC, I would opt for a higher capacity (but slower) kit right now. It all depends on your desires and demands.

Regardless, this G.Skill TridentX 2,400mhz memory offers fantastic performance at a relatively modest price point. I am old enough to remember when an ultra slow 2GB DDR memory kit cost well over £200. There has never been a better time to buy quality memory.


  • Competitive pricing.
  • great heatspreader design with removable top fin.
  • overclocks past 2,500mhz at the same timings.


  • Compared to 1,600mhz memory it is still expensive.
  • I don’t really see a need for the red top fin on the heatspreader.

Kitguru says: Another great memory kit from G.Skill, one of the most aggressive memory companies on the market.

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Rating: 9.0.

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