DDR5 memory overclocking breaks through 11.25GHz

With the advent of DDR5, the benchmark of memory frequency continues to be perpetually redefined, leaving many curious about the ultimate capabilities of DDR5. Earlier this month, world-renowned overclocker Seby9123, hailing from the United States, successfully pushed DDR5 memory to a staggering 11240 MHz, shattering the existing world record for memory overclocking. Merely less than half a month later, overclocking maestro HiCookie raised the bar yet again, setting a new world record for memory overclocking with DDR5 clocking in at an astounding 11254 MHz, a feat officially validated by CPU-Z.

According to the data divulged by CPU-Z, HiCookie deployed an Intel Core i9-13900K processor, accompanied by a Gigabyte Z790 AORUS TACHYON motherboard, and a single 16GB Gigabyte DDR5-5600MHz memory configuration. In a previous accomplishment, HiCookie had utilized a similar configuration to overclock DDR5 memory to 11136 MHz.

Astonishingly, HiCookie’s recent memory overclocking triumph was achieved not under liquid nitrogen but via air cooling, driving DDR to an impressive 11240 MHz. The corresponding timing stood at CL64-127-127-127, an achievement that has been duly certified by both CPU-Z and HWBOT. This undeniably attests to HiCookie’s formidable prowess in overclocking.

The Z790 AORUS TACHYON, a flagship motherboard from Gigabyte specifically engineered for Intel’s 13th generation Core processors, boasts a robust design and superior performance. With only two memory slots retained, it employs a daisy chain layout and significantly minimizes the distance between memory slots and processor sockets to attenuate signal latency and loss. Additionally, it possesses a unique DDR5 memory voltage unlock feature, programmable DDR5 PMIC, allowing more freedom in adjusting DDR5 voltage, specifically designed to push the boundaries of memory overclocking for enthusiasts.

Indeed, this motherboard not only holds the world record for DDR5 memory overclocking but has also achieved an impressive 8400 MHz in processor overclocking, cementing its place in the annals of high-performance computing.