For the average user, 32GB of RAM is a lot (the sweet spot is generally considered to be half as much). Be that as it may, G.Skill is introducing a handful of new high capacity, high performance DDR4 memory kits consisting of multiple 32GB modules, offering a total capacity of up to a whopping 256GB.
That might even be enough to satiate Chrome! It's certainly brag-worthy, though whether or not 256GB of system memory makes sense depends entirely on what kinds of things you are doing. For gaming, 256GB is excessive and not worth the cost (those dollars could be better spent on a high end GPU). But for heavy content creation or certain workstation chores, like running multiple virtual machines, sure, we can see the benefit.
G.Skill is targeting enthusiasts, and particularly those who plan on building (or upgrading) a high-end desktop (HEDT) configuration (though not exclusively). More on that in a moment, but first let's have a look at the new kits.
The new offerings are spread across to product families—Trident Z Royal and Trident Z Neo. At the upper end, G.Skill says it qualified its 256GB (8x32GB) Trident Z Royal DDR4-3200 memory on an ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore X299 motherboard paired with an Intel Core i9-9820X. Same goes for its 128GB (4x32GB) kit of Trident Z Royal DDR4-4000 memory.
For AMD builds, G.Skill qualified its 128GB (4x32GB) Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 and 64GB (2x332GB) Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 memory kits on an MSI MEG X570 Godlike motherboard, paired with a Ryzen 9 3900X processor.
G.Skill DDR4 32GB Module Kits And Timings
G.Skill offers its 32GB modules in several different kits ranging from DDR4-2666 to DDR4-4000. Timings vary by kit, as outline above, as does the voltage required. That said, the 256GB kits top out at DDR4-3200. There's probably some overclocking headroom, but of course your mileage will vary.
The new memory kits will be available sometime in the fourth quarter. There's no word on price—G.Skill typically refrains from listing MSRPs because the memory market tends to fluctuate, more so than other PC components.