Ultra-high performance memory modules are a staple of of Computex, and it looks like this year G.Skill is showing off the highest performance dual-channel memory module kit to date. The company is demonstrating a DDR5 kit capable of 10,600 MT/s data transfer rate, which is a considerably higher speed compared to memory modules available today.

The dual-channel kit that G.Skill is demonstrating is a 32 GB Trident Z5 RGB kit that uses cherry-picked DDR5 memory devices and which can work in a DDR5-10600 mode with CL56 62-62-126 timings at voltages that are way higher than standard. The demoed DIMMs are running the whole day in a fairly warm room, though it does not really run demanding applications or stress tests.

Traditionally, memory module makers like G.Skill use Intel processors to demonstrate their highest-performing kits. But with the DDR5-10600 kit, the company uses AMD's Ryzen 5 8500G processor, which is a monolithic Zen 4-based APU with integrated graphics that's normally sold for budget systems. The motherboard is a high-end Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Gene and the APU is cooled down using a custom liquid cooling system The Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Gene motherboard has only two memory slots, which greatly helps to enable high data transfer rates, so it is a very good fit for the DDR5-10600 dual-channel kit.

Though I have sincere doubts that someone is going to use an ultra-expensive DDR5-10600 memory kit and related gate with this inexpensive processor, it is interesting (and unexpected) to see an AMD APU as a good fit to demonstrate performance potential of G.Skill's upcoming modules.

Speaking of availability of G.Skill's DDR5-10600 memory, it does not look like this kit is around the corner. The fastest DDR5 kit that G.Skill has today is its DDR5-8400 offering, so the DDR5-10600 will come to market a few speed bins later as G.Skill certainly needs to test the kit with various CPUs and ensure its stability. 

One other thing to keep in mind is that both AMD and Intel are about to release new desktop processors this year, with the Ryzen 9000-series and Arrow Lake processors respectively. So G.Skill will undoubtedly focus on tuning its DDR5-10600 and other high-end kits primarily with those new CPUs.



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  • Terry_Craig - Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - link

    Now the iGPU should be as fast as the Xbox series S. /s Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - link

    Just out of curiosity, what is the AiC that they're using? It looks like a GPU, but the APU already has one of those. Reply
  • Shmee - Thursday, June 6, 2024 - link

    Good question, it looks like either a passively cooled LP video card, or possibly a 10GbE NIC. The brand is Asus, so it could be either. Reply
  • meacupla - Thursday, June 6, 2024 - link

    It looks like a Geforce 710, but without the VGA. Reply
  • stephenbrooks - Saturday, June 8, 2024 - link

    Why are they cooling that PC with milk? Reply
  • meacupla - Sunday, June 9, 2024 - link

    It's a white dye/additive that's designed for short term use at shows, like CES.
    The only shops that carry it specialize in PC water cooling.
  • ballsystemlord - Sunday, June 9, 2024 - link

    Because it's more environmentally friendly. ;) Reply

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