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G.Skill Trident Z neo Vs. Corsair Dominator

Is there any tangible, empirical benefit of one over the other? I believe both are double stacked, use Samsung chips, come in similar timings/speeds, the RBGs for them FPS, and have effective heat dissipation. I was always a fan of Dominator purely for aesthetics and ease of use, but when I went shopping to increase my RAM capacity, Trident was $390 to Dominator's $825 for CL16 2880***?

 

Is there anything that I'm not aware of which would justify such a disparity in price? I don't OC (Beyond XMP/DOCP), I just want the RAM I have to work and last reliably for 5-7 years until I upgrade. As much as I enjoy the ease of use for Dominator, it's not worth double the price unless there's a really good reason (that I'm missing) it's worth double the price.

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$825 doesn't seem like a realistic price. With RAM you'll often find some weird pricing because of too many available SKUs.

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5 minutes ago, JefeB said:

Is there any tangible, empirical benefit of one over the other?

Nope, at the same speed and timings, they are identical. For some reason, people seem to be willing to pay the Corsair tax for their RAM, and this is why they are generally more expensive for the same spec.

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1 minute ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Nope, at the same speed and timings, they are identical. For some reason, people seem to be willing to pay the Corsair tax for their RAM, and this is why they are more expensive.

I figured that was the case, but I wasn't sure if Corsair would have the stones to charge THAT big of a tax without good reason.

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39 minutes ago, JefeB said:

both are double stacked, use Samsung chips

cannot be determined without telling us the XMP frequency, timings and capacity.

 

39 minutes ago, JefeB said:

have effective heat dissipation.

DDR4 does not need extra cooling, its temperature is far more affected by the surroundings (i.e. the hot CPU next to it) and if the fancy heatsink today is of any use, removing the LEDs will help just as much.

 

40 minutes ago, JefeB said:

to work and last reliably for 5-7 years until I upgrade

Different kits from the same brand will be the same here in this regard. Peeling off the heatsink, LEDs and components on the PCB that makes the LEDs work, different models with the same XMP ratings are the same.

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