G.Skill and ASUS sets DDR5 overclocking record by achieving DDR5-8888 speeds

Will it be long before overclockers break past 9,000 MT/s?

G.Skill and ASUS sets DDR5 overclocking record by achieving DDR5-8888 speeds

G.Skill and ASUS set a new DDR5 overclocking record

G.Skill and ASUS have confirmed that the overclocker "lupin_no_musume" has achieved a new DDR5 overclocking world record by achieving memory speeds of 8,888 MT/s using G.Skill's Trident Z5 DDR5 memory, an ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 APEX motherboard, and an Intel Core i9-12900K processor.

"lupin_no_musume" achieved this 8,888 MT/s overclock using CL timings of 88-88-88-88, delivering extreme levels of performance using liquid nitrogen cooling. This is impressive given how new the DDR5 memory standard is, though higher world record overclocking speeds are likely to be achieved within the next few months as DDR5 memory production matures. 

In time, some DDR5 memory modules are expected to offer users speeds of over 8,000 MT/s out of the box, after which overclocking records will likely surpass 10,000 MT/s. Just like DDR4 speeds, DDR5 frequencies are expected to increase dramatically over time, especially as CPU memory controllers improve and DDR5 manufacturing processes become more refined. In the early days of DDR4, 2400MT/s and 2666 MT/s speeds were common, with 3600MT/s and faster modules becoming more common as the industry reached the end of DDR4's lifespan. 

While today's world record DDR5 memory speeds are impressive, it is only a matter of time before this record is broken, and it is probable that consumer-grade modules will offer PC enthusiasts faster memory speeds out of the box within a few years. 

Below is G.Skill's press release on DDR5's new overclocking record. 

G.Skill and ASUS sets DDR5 overclocking record by achieving DDR5-8888 speeds

Press Release - G.SKILL and ASUS Sets New DDR5-8888 CL88 Overclocking World Record

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the achievement of a new overclocking world record for fastest memory frequency at DDR5-8888 CL88-88-88-88, in cooperation with ASUS. This amazing frequency speed was achieved by the extreme overclocker "lupin_no_musume" with G.SKILL Trident Z5 DDR5 memory, ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 APEX motherboard, and Intel Core i9-12900K processor. To see the moment this amazing overclocking world record was set, please click the following video link: https://youtu.be/OgQFbUOs6i8

DDR5-8888 CL88-88-88-88 - Pushing the Speed to the Limit

At the dawn of the DDR5 era, G.SKILL and ASUS have been constantly exploring the memory speed limitations of the latest Intel Z690 platform. Surpassing the previous DDR5-8704 world record in November 2021, a new memory frequency world record is achieved at DDR5-8888 under liquid nitrogen extreme cooling. The memory speed has been validated by CPU-Z. Please refer to the screenshot and validation link below: https://valid.x86.fr/qgvylc

"We are very excited to collaborate with the ASUS ROG team to break the DDR5 frequency world record at DDR5-8888 with our best-in-class hardware," says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President of G.SKILL International. "This demonstrates the unparalleled overclocking potential of DDR5, and we will continue to dedicate effort into developing faster DDR5 memory for overclockers and PC enthusiasts."

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