G.Skill recently unveiled its launch line-up of DDR5 memory, with the high-end Trident Z5 series offering speeds up to 6600MHz. In the weeks following, overclockers have been tinkering to see just how far they can push these new memory modules and already, they are successfully pushing past the 7000MHz barrier.
Today, G.Skill announced that it has managed to achieve DDR5-7000 speeds at CL40-40-40-76 timings using a 32GB (16GB x 2) Trident Z5 memory kit. These memory modules are created using Samsung ICs, which are often good for overclocking. The speed was validated using the Memtest stability test, ensuring that this is a sustainable operating speed.
It wasn't long ago that overclockers were using liquid nitrogen cooling to get DDR4 memory up to similar speeds. Now with DDR5, 7000MHz memory speeds are achievable without any extreme cooling methods.
Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President of G.SKILL International, said that “DDR5-7000 is an incredible milestone”, adding that the company will continue to work to develop even faster DDR5 memory in the months and years to come. Aside from achieving 7000MHz speeds, G.Skill has hit another milestone this week, with the company's own DDR5-6666 CL40 memory sitting at the very top of the Intel XMP 3.0 list.
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