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G.Skill and ASUS set new DDR5 record with 8888MHz overclock

Since the launch of DDR5 in late 2021, G.Skill has been hard at work to push speeds to new heights. This week, the company revealed that in its latest overclocking collaboration with ASUS, a new DDR5 world record has been set. 

Working with ASUS and extreme overclocker “lupin_no_musume”, G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5 memory was pushed to DDR5-8888 speeds, breaking the previous world record set back in November. The rest of the system used for this overclock included an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 APEX motherboard and an Intel Core i9-12900K processor.


As you might expect, pushing memory to DDR5-8888 speeds with CL88-88-88-88 timings does require extreme cooling methods. In this instance. LN2 was used. Speaking on the new record, G.Skill VP, Tequila Huang, said: “This demonstrates the unparalleled overclocking potential of DDR5, and we will continue to dedicate effort into developing faster DDR5 memory for overclockers and PC enthusiasts.”

Currently, consumer DDR5 memory kits top out at 6800MHz, but we do know that 7000MHz+ kits are in development, so we should see even faster speeds for consumers soon.

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KitGuru Says: G.Skill memory was used to break plenty of records during the DDR4 generation and that appears to be a continuing trend with DDR5. 

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