Gigabyte sets a world record by overclocking DDR5 memory to 10022 MT/s

As we already know, the MSI broke records with its DDR5 overclocking speed of 10,000 MT/sec. Shortly thereafter, Gigabyte’s OC team ramped up its overclocking speed by adding 18 MT/s more and taking the world record to the next level.

It is quite obvious that this level of memory overclocking is not satisfied by ordinary cooling. This is where LN2 cooling comes into play for both the CPU and memory. In addition, a lot of experience is required to achieve this speed, along with some platform tweaks. Gigabyte’s OC team is powered by HiCookie and they used the Intel Core i9-12900K processor. The processor had to be clocked back to 2.1 GHz and the dual-core configuration also had to be reduced.

Gigabyte’s own Z690 AORUS was used for the motherboard. This seemed like the ideal choice as it was specifically designed for overclocking. Although it has two UDIMM slots, they were not used for these overclocking attempts, just one slot is enough.

The record-breaking overclocking is performed on the AORUS DDR5 memory. It was able to reach a speed of 10022 MT/s, which is equivalent to 5011 MHz. Compared to MSI’s record in April, timings were lowered and frequency made higher.

Such transfer rates reaching up to 10,000 Mbps fall under the domain of extreme overclocking. The fastest DDR5 kits on sale today don’t go above 7000 MT/s. We are experiencing a new trend in the memory industry where memory manufacturers are slowly trying to lower the prices of the current DDR5 modules while increasing the speeds. Despite this trend, the price of DDR5 memory kits remains twice as high as the DDR4 modules.

Via Validx86, VideoCardz

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