Introduction to the G.Skill Trident X DDR3 2400 8GB Dual Kit
With the introduction of the Intel Z77 came the introduction to a whole new level of memory and memory overclocking. When the P67 and Z68 showed up we were amazing to see 2133 MHz listed under the memory frequency in the BIOS. But with the Z77 and the improved integrated memory controller of the Ivy Bridge processors it is commonplace to see 2400 MHz, 2666 MHz and even 2800 MHz listed. But until recently we are starting to see ram kits come to market capable of these frequencies. And the few that were available were so grossly over-priced.
Enter G.Skill. G.Skill has a rep for being where there in the middle of the overclocking world. They hold quite a few world records when it comes to bandwidth numbers. But for those that will not be putting LN2 to your system G.Skill has made it easy for us common folk to obtain some high frequencies. For a mere $99, you can get 8GB of ram that will give you 2400 MHz with a simple selection in the BIOS of a good Z77 based motherboard. Their new kit is under the Trident X series and offers more than bandwidth.