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Micron DDR4 memory breaks world speed record overclocked to 5,726MHz

By Cal Jeffrey · 9 replies
May 17, 2019
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  1. Stavros Savvopoulos and Phil Strecker from Overclocking Gaming Systems, who ran the Micron kit in a custom liquid nitrogen cooled unit, said they were surprised at how easy the Ballistix were to overclock.

    “We were blown away by how surprisingly easy it was to overclock these Ballistix Elite modules,” said Savvopoulos. “Other modules we’ve overclocked can be temperamental and need to train at temperatures lower than the one required for stability; but we didn’t experience that with Micron’s E-die, which scaled much better with both extreme voltages and temperatures. Overall, it was easy enough to call the whole experience plug and play!”

    So far this year, the record for fastest overclocked DDR4 has been broken three times. The first time was back on January 14, when overclockers Toppc took a Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 module to 5,608MHz. On Monday, May 13, Adata’s in-house testing lab ran a single 8GB stick of Spectrix D60G DDR4 at 5,634.1MHz. That record only held three days before Micron’s run yesterday.

    Furthermore, Micron’s E-die sets it up to remain on the top of the list at least for a while. AnandTech reported this week that Samsung is discontinuing is B-die. It will enter EOL status in Q2 2019. This is a significant development since B-die chips were an extreme overclocking favorite.

    In any case, Micron seems pleased to have its name at the top of the list and says it will strive to stay there.

    “Breaking this world record reinforces our commitment to the enthusiast community,” said Teresa Kelley, Vice President of Micron’s Consumer Products Group. “We will continue to focus on offering an exceptional high-performance memory and storage portfolio, with Micron, Crucial, and Ballistix engineers striving to deliver leading-edge technology that redefines the performance boundary.”

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  2. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 587   +195

    Tfw a 32gb set is going to cost more than a 2080 ti.
     
  3. fps4ever

    fps4ever TS Evangelist Posts: 305   +301

    Meh, but can it do a full run through a Crysis demo.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
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  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,237   +1,438

    I am ready to order my 1TB Nvidia RTX 7990Ti and 256GB of 9200MHz DDR8.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  5. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,240   +900

    Amazing!

    Now you can overclock your RAM into a shorter lifespan and make your system unstable af.
     
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,036

  7. PEnnn

    PEnnn TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +83

    ".... who ran the Micron kit in a custom liquid nitrogen cooled unit, said they were surprised at how easy the Ballistix were to overclock."

    Yeah, just grab your liquid nitrogen tank from the garage and you're all set. Anybody could do it!!
     
  8. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 523   +320

    Aaaannddd... the point being...?
     
  9. HyPeroxya

    HyPeroxya TS Enthusiast Posts: 86   +10

    So, micron E-die is the new Samsung B-die (crucial ballistix , with the heat spreaders off?)
     
  10. Markoni35

    Markoni35 TS Booster Posts: 196   +93

    This is like top fuel racing. Yeah, they have amazing acceleration, but their engine lasts for about 3.5 seconds. One engine one race. Would be much cheaper if they just use disposable rocket engines.
     
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