On September 10th, RAM maker G.Skill proudly proclaimed that not solely had they only set a brand new world file for the quickest RAM frequency, however that they had been additionally the primary ones to go over the 6.0GHz mark (6016.8MHz, if you’d like the precise quantity, or 6016.8MT/s, if you wish to be 100% right in your terminology). Their victory has been fairly short-lived, although, as Crucial have now gone and set one other brand-new file of 6054.4MT/s.
The consequence was posted over on HWBOT on Friday October 25th by overclocking workforce OGS, who’re primarily based in Greece, which was later validated by CPU-Z. They used Crucial’s Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM to set the file, and paired with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor and an Asus Crosshair VIII Impact motherboard, they managed to get every 8GB stick working at a powerful 3027.2MHz apiece.
That may sound like a reasonably modest setup, however simply check out the mad setup they needed to make use of to be able to attain that type of ridiculous velocity (see beneath). Unless you can also be bothered to face over your PC pouring liquid nitrogen over every part continuously, don’t anticipate your Ballistix Elite RAM to hit that type of frequency any time quickly.
The individual I really feel most sorry for, although, is overclocker Bianbao from Taiwan. He was truly the primary individual to make use of Crucial’s Ballistix Elite RAM to beat G.Skill’s earlier file, hitting 3012.2MT/s on October 24th, in line with HWBOT. That’s only a day earlier than OGS swooped in with an excellent sooner file, and to make issues even worse, they did it utilizing the identical elements, too – a Ryzen 5 3600X and an Asus Crosshair VIII Impact mobo. What are the probabilities?
To be honest, Bianbao’s effort appeared as if he’d simply excavated his PC from being in deep freeze (see beneath), which is arguably much more ridiculous than OGS’ setup.
How lengthy will OGS be capable to maintain onto their overclocking crown? Who is aware of. Probably not very lengthy if Bianbao managed to beat G.Skill’s earlier file in simply two weeks flat, and possibly even lower than that given how they themselves beat Bianbao’s file in actually a single day.
Whatever occurs, although, I’ll proceed to stay completely proud of my bathroom commonplace Corsair Vengeance LED RAM, which is at present clocked at a really pedestrian 2133MHz. Long might it reign.