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G.SKILL TridentZ NEO DDR4-3600 16GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit Review (Page 4)

Chad Sebring | Dec 19, 2019 at 11:49 am CST - 2 mins, 52 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: G.SKILLModel: F4-3600C16D-16GTZN

AMD Performance

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Beating both the Viper Blackout and T-Force Xcalibur kits, the TridentZ NEO takes second place on the chart, only beat by the 4000MHz kit, with a 300MB/s lead on third place. Lowering the timings adds around 200MB/s rear performance, where the bump in speed offered another 400MB/s, getting very close to the performance of the Vengeance LPX!

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The write performance results are similar to those found above. Second place overall for the TridentZ NEO fresh out of the box! This time, lowering the timings adds 300MB/s of boost, whereas increasing the speed adds 1900MB/s over DOCP! Again, we are also snuggling right up behind the LPX, with even less room between them this time!

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We are not at all shocked to see more of the same when it comes to copy performance. Second place overall again goes to the TridentZ NEO in unfair competition against 4000MHz memory! Roughly 600MB/s better than the next in line, and if you like to tinker, there is a couple thousand MB/s to be gained.

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Keeping track of latency, we can see that performance does not always correspond to the lowest latency. While the DOCP profile is the lowest, and the NEOs perform strongly at 68.2ns, and slightly better with tighter timings at 67.9ns, we got the best performance with 77.5ns latency.

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Super Pi delivered mixed results. The DOCP profile is strong, still in second place, but this time the Xcalibur is ever so slightly better at crunching numbers. Our best results were obtained by lowering the timings, but as you can see, more speed tends not to do as well, but they do still perform better than the LPX!

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G.Skill took the lead when it comes to the 3DMark Fire Strike Physics scores, but only using them as they are intended to run. Lowering the timings lost us nearly 1000 points, and raw speed lost even more. While a bit strange to us, we retested many times and found these scores to be repeatable.

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No offense intended here, but PCMark 10 hands G.Skill their ass on a platter! The only kit that performed worse using DOCP is the Panther Rage, 1200MHz slower! While a few points make all the difference in the world, even tinkering with the NEO did not break into the top three.

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Moving to 7-Zip next, we find the TridentZ NEO doing what they did up to PCMark 10, being near the top of the chart again! Out of the box, they took second place, and lowering the timings removes twelve seconds from the time. Sadly, raw speed loses ground to the tune of 10 seconds, compared to the DOCP run.

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Cinebench also seems not to suit the way the TridentZ NEO memory is designed to run, as their out of the box performance is lackluster at best here. Lowering the timings takes a performance loss, but opting to clock them higher does get them into the top four.

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To make it a straight eight out of ten, G.Skill again delivers results we love to see. While the TOUGHRAM is slightly better at this than the NEO, second place is nothing to be ashamed of! When it comes to overclocking, speed does better than lower timings, as they just pass the TOUGHRAM in performance.

Last updated: Dec 20, 2019 at 06:11 am CST

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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