Within the Corsair family, we find the Vengeance LPX which are, say, the entry level, and in the same family we also have the Vengeance RGB PRO, which as its name suggests already has RGB lighting. configurable and is more oriented towards high performance. For its part, within the G.Skill Trident family of products, we find the TridentZ as a basic range, its TridentZ RGB, Royal and Neo variants, each with small variations but all based on the same base.
Corsair Vengeance vs. G. Skill Trident
On the Corsair side, we find their Vengeance memories in speeds ranging from 2133 to 4000 Mhz, and in kits ranging from 16 up to 256 GB capacity. As for G. Skill, his Trident memorabilia can be found at speeds that start at 2133 Mhz too but that reach up to 4800 MHz, in kits with densities from 8 GB to 256 GB. So in terms of variety, we obviously have to give the G.Skill Trident RAM the winner.
It should be noted here that some time ago Corsair offered a limited editi on of its Vengeance LPX to 5000 MHz ex works
Let’s talk about chips. On many occasions we can see screenshots of CPU-Z in which with G.Skill memories it looks like the manufacturer is G.Skill himself, but the reality is that it is not. the case; in fact, the chips used by that manufacturer are almost always SK Hynix but if they go through the manufacturer’s lab to “tune” them, they take advantage and change their name in the ROM. Either way, all of the brand’s RAM goes through a testing and validation process to make 100% sure that you buy the memory you buy, it will perform to its full potential.
On the Corsair side, as a rule, they use chips made by Micron, but depending on the series and model you can find chips made by Samsung. Some give better results than others for overclocking, but if we stick to the world records which are broken every now and then, again G.Skill shows that his tuning process works better, because records are almost always broken using his memories.
Let’s go with the heatsinks. Neither the Corsair Vengeance nor the G.Skill Trident are memories that overheat, except at very high speeds or if they are overclocked. Either way, both use very high quality heatsinks, but again the quality of G.Skill materials stands out, and that is that by simply holding one of its modules with your hands, due to its weight, you realize the excellent quality used. That doesn’t take anything away from Corsair, which is still top-notch, but if there’s one winner to give it’s definitely G.Skill.
When it comes to RGB lighting, both manufacturers have their own style and settings. Here it depends a little on taste, but the lighting of the Vengeance RGB Pro is a little more complete and configurable with iCUE, unlike the lighting of the TridentZ RGB which is based on the software of the motherboard. We see Corsair as the winner in this case.
Finally we must talk about the price, and once again Corsair wins and a lot because if the G.Skill RAMs are excellent and of very high quality, they are also much more expensive than the RAM of the competition, especially if we compare them with the LPX Vengeance that very often can be found at ridiculous prices.
So which RAM is the best?
Both manufacturers have excellent quality RAMs, but there are obviously differences that tip the scales one way in some cases and the other in others. If you are looking for the best performance and stability, with the best possible quality, and you don’t care about the price, the G. Skill Trident should be your go-to option.
Now if you want excellent quality, performance and performance RAM but also don’t want to sneak up to the last MHz and in return you’d rather save yourself a lot of money, then don’t hesitate because Corsair has excellent RAM for you.