A qualified overclocking staff (sure, the ones exist) took a package of Micron reminiscence, bathed it in liquid nitrogen, and proceeded to hit a record-setting frequency, which now sits at five,726MHz. Micron used to be fast to rejoice the success.
“We did it. We dangle the belt. Ballistix, Micron’s gaming reminiscence logo, is now the professional overclocking global checklist holder,” Micron mentioned.
Hitting that more or less ridiculous pace isn’t simple and calls for a mixture of enjoy and the correct portions. The previous used to be provided through Stavros Savvopoulos and Phil Strecker from Overclocking Gaming Techniques, a few veteran overclockers who had excessive reward for Micron’s reminiscence.
“We had been blown away through how unusually simple it used to be to overclock those Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600MT/s modules,” Savvopoulos mentioned. “Different modules we’ve overclocked may also be temperamental and wish to teach at temperatures not up to the only required for steadiness; however we didn’t enjoy that with Micron’s E-die, which scaled significantly better with each excessive voltages and temperatures. Total, it used to be simple sufficient to name the entire enjoy plug and play!”
Information are supposed to be damaged, in fact, however it kind of feels that Micron is in a just right place to stay on the most sensible. How so? Our buddies at Anandtech contemporary reported that Samsung is discontinuing its B-die reminiscence chips which can be present in one of the vital quickest and very best DDR4 reminiscence kits, together with the ones used for excessive overclocking.
Relying on how that performs out, Micron’s E-die chips may emerge as the brand new gold same old in high-frequency kits. Simply as spectacular, the package that used to be used for this checklist is identical person who Micron sells to the general public.
“Sure, this checklist is a huge, giant, (giant, giant) deal to us right here at Ballistix. However we care simply as a lot about how we earned the highest mark. We’re proud that we had been ready to make use of the similar CAS latency—CL24—utilized by lots of the earlier checklist holders. As well as, we set the checklist the use of the similar manufacturing module of the Ballistix Elite 3600 to be had to players nowadays,” Micron mentioned.
In the event you’re questioning, the former checklist used to be five,634MHz, acquired the use of an Adata package. Additionally previous this yr, HyperX celebrated hitting a then-record five,608MHz frequency with its Predator reminiscence.
Micron’s RAM crowned the former checklist through 92MHz, which is an excellent bounce. It’ll be fascinating to peer if someone hits 6,000MHz sooner than DDR5 takes dangle.