Micron takes the DDR4 overclocking record with 6,024MHz speeds

Micron takes the DDR4 overclocking record with 6,024MHz speeds

Micron takes the DDR4 overclocking record with 6,024MHz speeds

A lot of PC gamers wonder why DDR4 memory speed records are a big deal. Why do they matter, and why do companies like G.Skill and Micron compete for this crown? Simply put it’s about pushing the envelope and continuing the march of progress towards stronger memory controllers and increasingly fast DDR memory modules. 

Memory speed is something that’s often overlooked in the world of PC building, with capacity taking precedence over performance for many users. The problem with DRAM is that performance isn’t an issue until it is.  When it comes to memory bandwidth, you either have enough or you don’t; which makes it hard to judge whether or not your memory is up to snuff. 

While speeds like DDR4 3,200MHz are commonplace in today’s gaming PCs, it is worth remembering that DDR3 1,600MHz was very common within the PCs of yesteryear. As core counts and CPU performance have increased, so have our memory bandwidth needs, so it makes sense why memory speeds are on the rise with each and every CPU generation. 

Now, Micron has claimed the DDR4 memory performance crown by overclocking one of their Elite DDR4 4000 8 GB memory modules to 6,024MHz with a Ryzen 5 3600X processor and an ASUS X570 ROG CROSSHAIR VIII IMPACT motherboard. 

A few short years ago, 5GHz memory speeds were word record material, and now 5GHz DDR4 memory modules can be purchased from retailers. The world of high-performance memory is evolving, and in a few short years, the market is due to make the shift to DDR5, pushing baseline memory speeds up a notch.

At the start of the DDR4 memory generation, 2133MHz memory was common, and now 2133MHz memory is incredibly rare. Today, 3,000MHz memory modules are amongst the most affordable around in the desktop market, showcasing how quickly things have shifted within the memory market. How long will it be before 5+GHz speeds are commonplace?
  

Micron takes the DDR4 overclocking record with 6,024MHz speeds  

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