G.Skill has quietly started selling its 24 GB DDR5 memory modules with AMD EXPO profiles for single-click overclocking. G.Skill's Trident Z5 Neo RGB modules are among the first EXPO-profiled DIMMs larger than 16GB to hit the market, with G.Skill offering kits as large as 48GB (2 x 24GB).

G.Skill's 24 GB Trident Z5 Neo RGB memory modules with AMD EXPO profiles support are designed for a 6000 MT/s data transfer rate, which is considered to be a sweet spot for AMD's Ryzen 7000-series processors based on the Zen 4 microarchitecture. As for timings, the manufacturer recommends CL40 48-48-96 settings at 1.35V, which is a rather significant (22%) overvoltage for DDR5 memory.

Traditional for G.Skill's Trident-series modules for PC hardware enthusiasts and overclockers, 24 GB Trident Z5 Neo RGB DIMMs come equipped with aluminum heat spreaders and, as their name suggests, addressable RGB bars. Keeping in mind that these memory sticks are overvolted and also carry a power management IC and voltage regulating module onboard, these heat spreaders promise to come handy.

The key selling point of G.Skill's 24GB Trident Z5 Neo RGB modules and associated 48GB dual-channel kits is support for AMD's EXPO memory technology, which enables single-click overclocking profiles for modules rated to operate at beyond standard settings.

24GB DIMMs have been available in the market for a bit, but the first products were aimed at Intel systems, and shipped with XMP 3.0 profiles. Initial media reports have demonstrated that there have been some compatibility issues with these new 24GB XMP DIMMs and AMD systems, so having DIMMs that are formally tested for AMD platforms is a welcome step forward. Though most of the heavy lifting is coming from UEFI BIOS updates to account for the relatively novel, non-power-of-two organization of these new DIMMs.

G.Skill's Trident Z5 Neo RGB 48GB dual-channel (2 x 24GB) DDR5-6000 kit F5-6000J4048F24GX2-TZ5NR is now available from Newegg for $159.99.

Sources: G.SkillNewegg

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  • Oxford Guy - Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - link

    AMD's warranty-voiding technology that will never be featured in a CPU review precisely because it's warranty-voiding — like XMP?
  • meacupla - Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - link

    Oh I remember G.skill trident series. It was some of the only XMP RAM available that worked with DOCP was so hard to find back in AM4 300/400 series chipsets, and it was expensive compared to what only worked reliably with Intel platforms.
  • GreenReaper - Thursday, June 29, 2023 - link

    Not super-impressive - I've had 2x32GB DDR5-5600 Vengance-branded EXPO modules for a few months that I got to run 5904 @ 1.17V. In fairness they're not certified to run at this speed in all conditions - this was after a lot of tweaking and only in a two-slot configuration.

    Whether they can get 48GB modules working that fast is another question, but there's a significant premium on them right now.
  • satai - Friday, June 30, 2023 - link

    Looked good... until the "CL40" appeared in the text :-/

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