GSKill TridentZ Memory Overview
Trident modules have always featured a full metal heatspreader that is not only quite thick but very decorative and sturdy. The ornate design is two sided with one side featuring a brushed grey anodized finish while the reverse features the same brushed finish in black. A red aluminum top panel locks the two side panels together and helps tie the multicolored ensemble together.
The heatspreaders are then bonded to the memory module and appear to work extremely well absorbing excess heat.
Module height has always been a concern when it comes to system builds since heatsink manufactures often build their designs based on JEDEC module standards. This is great when using vanilla memory modules but, once you switch to performance memory your cooling method can becomes a concern.
In terms of overall height the module measures a little over 1.75 inches tall which makes them the same as the older TridentX module at its highest point. Given that most high-end builds have switched to AIO cooling overall module height is less of a concern giving rise to style over size.
Under the heatspreader (if I had removed it) you will find a standard height memory PCB with an array of BGA memory chips soldered across. Unlike some of the other modules we have reviewed the PCB doesn’t come with any special cooling features, lights or extra connectors.
Just high speed memory on a high speed board