Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
I am always a big fan of things that are subtle in look and cutting edge in performance, but there are times where modesty have to move a little over for some drama. The G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZ 2x8GB is clocked at a stratospheric DDR4-3200 16-16-16-36 from the factory, and if you have been expecting to squeeze any additional megahertz out of it by overclocking, then your expectations may be a little bit high (Trust me, I have tried -- and failed). But if you are looking for something that performs as well as it looks, then you are looking at the right product. The G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZ 2x8GB is a high frequency, big capacity, and low latency memory kit that delivers in our benchmarks. Sure, one could argue faster memory makes negligible difference in real life applications, and whoever that says this is absolutely right: We even proved this in our real world simulations. But is not being an enthusiast about squeezing every last bit of performance out of your gaming rig for the highest benchmark scores? If this is you today, then the Trident Z DDR4-3200 is everything you have been looking for. Combined with a set of sharp, medium profile aluminum heatspreaders with attractive red accents that will clear most well designed processor heatsinks, the company's lifetime guarantee, and a price tag of only about $130 at press time, the F4-3200C16D-16GTZ shows you can have it all. Being a product in G.Skill's flagship lineup, sometimes, you have to look the part to be the part. The Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZ 2x8GB is an embodiment of all these qualities in a brilliantly executed manner, and for this, we have our winner.
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The brains and the brawn: G.Skill's Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZ 2x8GB is a seriously fast memory kit with a clean, modern, and aggressive appearance.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 8
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
10. Overclocking and Conclusion