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Gigabyte breaks OC record for DDR5 RAM exceeding 10,200 MHz

When buying good memories RAM, we are always looking for the highest frequencies, added with the lowest possible latency. Thus, by profiles XMP, we can significantly increase these values. However, by overclocking, we can far exceed them, as an overclocker of gigabyte who reached the 10.224MHz with memories DDR5reaching a new world record.

An in-house Gigabyte overclocker, Hicookie, managed to break the current memory frequency record DDR5-RAM. Although it is necessary to make a point about this, since the previous record was also achieved by the same overclocker, thus managing to overcome it again. The first time the incredible 10,000 MHz figure was exceeded was at the end of April, when Hicookie managed to reach the 10.022MHz.

To break the world record, he used a Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Tachyon with LN2

Gigabyte Z690 Overclock RAM DDR5 LN2

To accomplish such a feat, Hicookie used a high-end motherboard, the Tachyon Gigabyte Z690 AORUS. This is a motherboard top of the line which is in a price range between 650 and 750 euros in Spanish stores. This is compatible with current 12th (Alder Lake) and future 13th Gen (Raptor Lake) Intel Core processors. Regarding its specifications, what is interesting is that it offers a VRM 15+1+2 power phases with 105A for maximum stability under extreme overclocking.

Additionally, it uses polymer tantalum capacitors to reduce interference and achieve better transient response. It also has 4 slots for NVMe PCIe 4.0as well as several USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type C. Summarizing the rest of its specifications, it has Intel WiFi 6E 802.11ax 2R2R and the super fast Intel 2.5 GbE LANmore sound Realtek ALC 1220 and WIMA capacitors.

Now, when it comes to RAM memory, it offers support for DDR5 until 7000MHz with CO shaped 2 pitches in “garland“, thus achieving higher speed and lower latency because there is less movement between the CPU and the DIMMs. With a maximum capacity of 64 GB and a lower number of memory holes than the rest of the plates E-ATX, we see that it focuses on one thing, speed. To do this, Gigabyte announces among the advantages of its card, the possibility of unlocking the control of tension of RAM, by changing the safe mode of the PMIC (Integrated Power Management Circuit).

Gigabyte’s overclocker broke its previous high of +113.4 MHz, to 10,223.4 MHz

Overclock the world record for gigabytes of DDR5 RAM

Thanks to the quality of the board and the skills of Gigabyte’s internal overclocker, Hicookie manages to be the first in the world twice, within a few months of each other. Although it managed to beat its previous DDR5 RAM overclocking record, the differences are very small, with just over 110MHz additional on this last score. But, we’re talking extremely high speeds compared to anything we’ve seen so far.

To get an idea and compare with the previous generation of RAM, using DDR4 the world record was set in 7200MHz using some HyperX Predator with LN2. On the other hand, we see this case of extreme overclocking with DDR5 breaking the record and practically reaching 10.224MHza 42% more. That’s a very big difference and even more so considering that DDR5 has only been on the market for a year, so expect to see them increase further as it matures.

We thus move on to the details of the system he used to achieve such a feat:

  • Intel Core i9-12900K with only 2 P conductors activated and 4 wires, 2.13GHz.
  • Tachyon Gigabyte Z690 AORUS
  • Memory Intel personalized DDR5 5600MHz with OC at 10.224 MHz and latencies 46-57-57-46 (tCAS, tRCD, tRP, after)

Intel memory has in its model name the mention of overclocking, so we think it’s designed for that, with capacitors in the front instead of the back. In addition, it has a custom heatsink from the brand bitpower with its own name as well, which provides full coverage of the memory circuit board.

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