G.Skill's Trident, Perfect Storm and, err, watch?

March 9, 2009 // 9:09 a.m.

Tags: #cebit-2009 #core-i7 #ddr3 #gskill #heatsink #memory #perfect-storm #performance #trident #watch

CeBIT 2009: G.Skill has expanded its wordy product line lately, moving from the older Pi series to other DDR3 memory packages including the Perfect Storm series Core i7 kits which come with a dual 60mm air cooler (plus the obligatory blue LEDs), except the surface area of heatsinks underneath isn’t particularly great even if the fans fit quite nicely into the groves at the end.

The latest Trident modules have better heatsinks but an even weirder fan mount that screws into the middle instead. With a 4-pin connector instead of 3-pin it’s a little strange.

The most interesting addition to G.Skill’s memory catalogue is its new fan which looks like watch. Having seen the mock-ups before CeBIT, these early samples still need work (and a name) although the design is pleasantly curvy. It will only be used as a bundled item for the branded (Pi, etc) memory kits, rather than a separate product, but these days is it really a value-add?

With no new SSDs on show, G.Skill risks being left behind by the likes of OCZ which has just got its hyper performance Vertex and Summit products to market (albeit in limited quantities right now).

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

G.Skill's Trident, Perfect Storm and, err, watch? CeBIT 09: G.Skill Trident, Perfect Storm & Watch? G.Skill's Trident, Perfect Storm and, err, watch? CeBIT 09: G.Skill Trident, Perfect Storm & Watch?

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