We expect you've all seen this G.Skill Trident Z in builds already. It’s called "the most brilliant RGB Ram" on our website for a reason. The Trident Z heat spreader design is award-winning and G.Skill has custom engineered a ten-layer PCB offering maximum stability.
Combined with the DDR4 memory kit gives an unbeatable performance and software-driven customisation, and that's really what puts the G.Skill Trident Z RGB into its top spot. Trident Z RGB RAM has its own professional software package with which you can adjust the lighting on five individual zones per DIMM, choose from a range of effects and customise as you see fit, but it also works perfectly with Asus AURA (who had a hand in designing the G.Skill software too), Gigabyte FUSION and even ASRock POLYCHROME!
Those in the market for some RGB RAM have undoubtedly seen the new version of Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB already - with its mesmerising multi-zone RGB lighting and an aluminium heat spreader that comes in both black and white to match your build perfectly.
Corsairs own iCUE software synchronises your RGB lighting control across all compatible products with dozens of preset lighting profiles available to customise to your desire.
This new Kingston HyperX RGB Ram kit introduces a new heatsink style, which really does look like they took half of a Corsair RGB RAM kit and mashed it into their non-RGB FURY taking a little off the top :)
Most importantly this new kit addresses a previous issue with the original Kingston RGB kits, the ability to change RGB colours with software! With the new HyperX NGENUITY software, you can tweak settings and make these new RAM options look utterly fantastic, or you can pair it with a Gigabyte AORUS motherboard which uses FUSION RGB and sync it all at once.
Thanks to the low profile design, they work well in systems using large CPU heatsinks too. Nicely done Kingston.
This 16GB 3200MHz AORUS RGB Ram Kit kit follows the design principles are inspired by their brand icon, the Eagle. The pattern on the front side of AORUS RGB Memory sticks resembles an eagle diving through the sky.
The heatsink design is easily the lowest profile in our list, making these the best kits for small PC builds, or those in systems with large CPU heatsinks.
For RGB mode and colour customisation the kits use AORUS FUSION RGB as you would expect, and being developed by the same team it works flawlessly as expected!
Rounding off our list we have the absolutely stunning G.Skill Royal, which comes in both Silver and Gold versions. With the full-length crystalline lightbar which features 8-zone RGB, it's easily the most LUXE kit you can get for your rig - and that gold is a perfect match for graphics cards like the Titan RTX - utterly glorious!
This article focuses on the best in RGB, but if you're after some RAM with a little less LED there are lots more options to check out in Desktop RAM.
If you want to have a play around with builds be sure to check out the Custom PC building tool which has all these options loaded and many, many more!