Lately, professional overclockers have started to push beyond the 10K MHz mark on DDR5 memory. After MSI's team set the first +10,000MHz record, Gigabyte quickly followed, setting a new DDR5 memory speed record at 10,022MHz.
According to HWBot, the new record was achieved by Gigabyte's professional overclocker, “HiCookie”. The overclocker used an Intel Core i9-12900K and a 16GB DDR5-4800 Gigabyte Aorus RGB stick on a Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Tachyon motherboard. For the operating system, HiCookie used Windows XP Professional. As you might've guessed, both the CPU and the memory were cooled using LN2.
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The processor only had two cores enabled, which were downclocked to 2.1GHz. As for the DDR5 memory, it was running at 10,022MHz with 46-58-58-46-104-2 timings. After submitting the data, HiCookie was asked by HWBot to send oscilloscope footage, an efficient method to filter bugged submissions. The entry was then validated.
Consumer-grade DDR5 memory kits are still far from reaching these speeds, as they are currently topping at 7,000MHz. However, as DDR5 technology matures and new DDR5-supported platforms enter the mix, like Intel Raptor Lake and AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7000 series, we should see consumer DDR5 memory speeds improve.
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