MSI and Kingston break past DDR5-10000 speeds with their new overclocking record

MSI's overclocking team now holds the DDR5 overclocking record

MSI and Kingston break past DDR5-10000 speeds with their new overclocking record

MSI has pushed DDR5 memory past 10,000 MT/s

The PC market has entered into the DDR5 era, and that has allowed hardcore overclockers to reach for higher memory speed records and increasingly crazy levels of DRAM performance. 

MSI's overclocking team has managed to push a set of Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 memory to speeds of DDR5-10004 speeds, which is a new overclocking world record. This will likely be the first of many new overclocking records for the DDR5 memory standard. 

Using an MSI Z690 UNIFY-X motherboard and an Intel i9-12900KS processors, MSI's overclockers have managed to push memory frequencies to 5,001.8 MHz, which doubles up to 10,004 MT/s due to the nature of the DDR memory standard. This was done with slack DRAM timings of CL72-126-126-126-127-2. 

MSI and Kingston break past DDR5-10000 speeds with their new overclocking record

Faster DDR5 modules are on the horizon

We are still in the early days of the DDR5 memory standard. Faster modules are on the horizon, and future processors will feature stronger memory controllers that will more readily support high memory speeds.

In 2021, XPG, ADATA's gaming brand, confirmed that they planned to launch DDR5 modules with speeds of up to 12,600MT/s, which is above today's DDR5 overclocking record (source). That alone proves that faster DDR5 memory modules are coming, and that we should expect a lot from future DDR5 memory modules. 

MSI and Kingston break past DDR5-10000 speeds with their new overclocking record

The best is yet to come

Future DDR5 memory modules will be faster, and future processors will be able to operate using higher memory speeds. We have already seen this with DDR2, DDR3, and DDR4. DRAM modules often increase significantly in speed within a few years of their introduction. Beyond that, DDR5 memory pricing is also set to lower significantly when the memory becomes more widely available. 

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