Wondering how much to overclock your DDR5 RAM? The first unofficial results of overclocking have already appeared on the web.
The Intel LGA 1700 platform introduces not only new processors – Alder Lake, but also support for new memory – DDR5 RAM. It is true that we will have to wait a while for the official premiere of the device, but some already have access to it and check the possibility of overclocking.
DDR5 RAM Overclocking Record
A REHWK user (you may know it from previous hardware leaks) posted a screenshot on his Twitter showing one of the first results of DDR5 memory overclocking on the new Intel platform.
We know that the configuration used included an Intel Core i9-12900K processor (in Engineering – ES), a Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Tachyon motherboard, and one 16GB Gigabyte Aorus memory module (GP-ARS32G62D5) originally clocked at 6400MHz with 42 -42- timings 42-84.
A mysterious overclocker managed to squeeze out of memory equal to 8000MHz with a latency of CL50-50-50-100 (the memory controller of the processor worked at 4 times slower – 2000MHz). However, it is not known if the result is stable, or if it requires additional improvements (such as unconventional liquid nitrogen cooling as indicated by the motherboard – this is a model intended for severe overclocking).
There is a record, but we hope for more
Let’s be honest – the 8000MHz clock speed on DDR5 memory isn’t a particularly great result. Existing DDR4 RAM modules can exceed 7000MHz with maximum overclocking, and new DDR5 cubes are supposed to reach 12600MHz. Anyway, we’re dealing with a log (and pre-release post!). However, we are waiting for the following results, which are likely to begin to appear after the official launch of the new “blue” platform.
Source: Twitter @REHWK
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