Despite virtually everything in the consumer world being unnecessarily stuffed to the gills with RGB LEDs, they seem to sell like hotcakes. I was told earlier this year by one company that when they added RGBs to their most popular product, it outsold the non-RGB version 6:1 in the following six months. If you like it or loathe it, RGB is here to stay. But not all RGB-equipped devices have to be a dire shade of color.

Enter G.Skill’s Trident Royal memory. This product was easily one of the stars of Computex, despite still only being a prototype. Most modern DDR4 memory today with LEDs use a top bar above the memory PCB with some form of plastic diffuser, akin to a stage light, in order to get a softer glow from a very bright LED. What G.Skill has done is implement a crystalline like diffuser cap to its memory, taking advantage of photon reflections as much as diffraction.

The best way to describe it is that this memory belongs in a jewellery shop. It was presented on a spinning plinth, and the crystalline cap on the memory adds that a level of feeling expensive that normally comes with expensive gemstones or a decent Swarovski trinket. The crystalline looking cap is likely some form of molded plastic, as with other caps, however it is as transparent as it needs to be, both hiding the LEDs but also creating a uniform color intensity across the module.

G.Skill were asking for feedback at the show, and it makes sense that they should reserve this treatment for their high-end or high-capacity multi-module kits. The only downside is that unlike G.Skill’s current memory, it doesn’t have a name directly on the top to identify the brand, however as of yet they are the only company putting on a demo with this.

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  • Dragonstongue - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    I HATE RGB BS with a passione, but these look quite nice in comparison, at least is not plain jane.

    They should market these under G.Skillz then whatever other name they want to attach to them, make them a "unique" market and leave the "normal" non RGB ones be named as normal ^.^
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    They really don't look that bad. It's just that I find myself asking, "Why are things like this coming out of Computex as innovations?" and the answers I can think of are a little bit disappointing.
  • Reflex - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    No interest in LED's, I disabled all that stuff on the system I just built. That said, were I to be into such a thing, this is actually pretty unique and would interest me. Still not going to do it, but kudos to G.Skill for at least trying something different.
  • Valantar - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    You hate RGB, but love bling and glitter?

    I'm not the biggest fan of RGB either, but these are disgusting. Ugh.
  • boozed - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    They look like dollar store christmas tree lights.
  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    G.Skillz more like G.irrlz amirite?
  • eva02langley - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    To RGB... you are going to die from an horrible horrible death...
  • FreckledTrout - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    To RBG or not to RGB, shouldn't even be the question.
  • mattkiss - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    They might as well call it "Crystal Meth" memory considering the way people are addicted to RGB products.
  • Doc Rob - Thursday, June 14, 2018 - link

    THE only use for RGB in my book (as I have it on my motherboard, GPU, and watercooler is to show me visually if anything is overheating.. so I keep it Green for all is good (used to keep it blue) then slowly moves to yellow, then RED if its getting hotter then I like.. SO I don't have to do look at temps and such if I am gaming. and they all work independent.. so if the water is getting over a certain temp OR the CPU the green turns to red.. if the GPU is getting warmer it fades to yellow then red and so on.. (don't have RGB on my ram) as long as the stuff is used like that I have NO problem with the RGB stuff. if its just to put some color into things I could care less.. SO it does have its uses..

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