GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM Memory Review
With the review of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X Processor, we also got a chance to test GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM Memory 128GB kit. The GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo is a high performance and an overclockable DDR5 R-DIMM memory designed for use in compatible AMD workstation systems.
The GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM is a quad channel memory kit with AMD EXPO support to enable easy memory overclock.
What are DDR5 R-DIMMs?
In previous generation of DDR memory (DDR3 and DDR4) standards, in a server and consumer/client build, the DDR memory modules shares same physical as well as pin layout resulting same modules can be used between platforms.
But now DDR5 are divided into Unbuffered DIMMs (UDIMMs) and Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) types. Both are no longer physically or pin-out or even supply voltage compatible. They are keyed differently, so you cannot insert UDIMMs on server motherboards that support RDIMMs and vice versa.
DDR5 R-DIMM module have an extra chip called registered clock driver (RCD) chip which UDIMMs do not have. RCD chip or simply known as a "register" is a critical component of RDIMM modules and serves as a mediator between the CPU and Memory, it receives the instructions first from the CPU before sending them to the memory modules. This reduces the strain on the CPU’s memory controller, helps reduce impact on data signal integrity and maintains same memory speed even under heavy memory workloads.
DDR5 memory standards is specified to run at 1.1V with power management moved from the motherboard to the DIMM itself. But both UDIMMs and RDIMMs runs on different supply voltages, UDIMMs operates with 5V as supplied input voltage while RDIMMs operates at 12V. This voltage is later converted to 1.1V with Power Delivery Components (PMIC) on the module.
Built and Tested for Quality and Stability
Dedicated to making the best overclocked performance memory kits, the G.SKILL Zeta R5 Neo series are built with hand-screened memory ICs and hand-tested to ensure the finest quality and stability. Whether used for content creation, graphic rendering, or other memory intensive tasks, the Zeta R5 Neo series DDR5 R-DIMM enables a smooth workflow experience.
On-Die ECC & Side-Band ECC Support
Each Zeta R5 Neo series DDR5 R-DIMM memory module supports on-die ECC and side-band ECC to detect and correct data errors, improving data accuracy and reliability.
Dedicated Temperature Sensors
Zeta R5 Neo series DDR5 R-DIMM memory kits include built-in thermal sensors on each memory module to enable temperature monitoring.
Registering Clock Driver (RCD)
Zeta R5 Neo series DDR5 R-DIMM memory modules are equipped with an RCD (registering clock driver) to improve clock and command signals at high memory speeds.
AMD EXPO Support
Just set and go. Programmed with AMD EXPO overclocking profiles, the only thing that stands between you and awesome performance is a simple BIOS setting.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
All G.SKILL memory products come with a limited lifetime warranty and the G.SKILL technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forum, telephone, and email.
GSKILL ZETA R5 NEO 128GB DDR5 R-DIMMs comes in a securely packaged box with Brand name highlights on front of the box.
For testing we used GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM 6400MHz Memory along with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X Processor, ASUS Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI motherboard and AMD RADEON PRO W7800 32GB Graphics card.
Test System configuration -
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X
|ASUS Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI
|GSKILL ZETA R5 NEO 128GB DDR5 R-DIMMs
|Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD
|Corsair HYDRO X Series Liquid cooling with Corsair XC9 TR4 Water-block
|AMD Radeon PRO W7800 32GB GDDR6
|MSI Modern MD271UL Series 4K
|Corsair 7000D AIRFLOW
|Windows 11 PRO (23H2)
For testing the performance for the new GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM Memory, we ran few benchmarks at Stock Setting and later with AMD EXPO enable.
Stock Setting is where BIOS setting is set to default by pressing Clear CMOS button.
Second, we simply set the AMD EXPO profile to DDR5-6400MHz i.e., as provided by GSKILL with ZETA R5 NEO DDR5 R-DIMMs Kit.
V-Ray GPU CUDA
- Great AMD EXPO Performance
- High performance R-DIMMs
- Overall Very Stable System
- Lifetime Warranty
GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM 128GB Memory kit performed very well in our benchmarks runs, giving superb performance with simple AMD EXPO profile enable. Being a quad channel DDR5 RDIMM memory, this kit supports both WRX90 chipset as well as TRX50 chipset-based AMD Platform.
The adoption of DDR5 R-DIMM technology by GSKILL in form of Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM in high-performance workstations will meet current and future needs as DDR5 R-DIMM memory keeps up with the acceleration of processor of high-performance computing, real-time data analytics, and other data-intensive applications.
Finally considering the performance and out of the box simple and stable AMD EXPO profile provided with this new GSKILL Zeta R5 Neo DDR5 R-DIMM Memory kit makes it worthy of our PC TeK Reviews PERFORMANCE Award.