As with any new chipset launch we see companies release a new line of memory. What's interesting about the latest Ivy Bridge / Z77 launch, though, is that for the most part we don't really need new RAM for the new platform.
With no changes in the requirements for the voltage needed along with the same dual channel nature, there's not a big need for new kits. Saying that, something Intel's Ivy Bridge platform does bring to the market is a stronger memory controller then we've currently seen to date.
The new memory controller is helping us achieve speeds that we hadn't seen before and for that reason we're seeing companies bring a new range of extremely high performance kits to the market and in typical fashion, one of the first is G.Skill.
The Trident name isn't a new one, but the new TridentX version is and as you can see above we've got a new heatsink design to go with the name. It's nothing too crazy and doesn't look too bad. It's not my favourite G.Skill heat spreader to date, but overall it looks pretty good. The main thing I love is the fact that we continue to have a black PCB which is always a highlight when it comes to G.Skill kits of memory.