'

G.Skill has created the world's first air-cooled 5000MHz DDR4 memory kit

Braking the 5GHz barrier on air

G.Skill has created the world's first air-cooled 5000MHz DDR4 memory kit

G.Skill has created the world's first air-cooled 5000MHz DDR4 memory kit

A few short years ago, 5GHz was a dream clock speed amongst overclocking enthusiasts, only being possible on extreme cooling systems and specific products. In the CPU market, the 5GHz dream was first realised with Sandy Bridge, at least amongst seasoned overclockers who won the silicon lottery, with the clock speed returning to Intel's backburner until the release of Kaby Lake, the CPU generation which made 5GHz overclocks relatively common. 

With increasingly powerful CPUs comes the need to feed them with data, requiring faster and faster memory to allow CPUs to work optimally, especially as core counts continue to rise and workloads become increasingly memory focused. Today 3200MHz memory kits are becoming extremely common, though it wasn't long ago when many considered 3200MHz overkill. 

My point here is that somebody needs to push the boundary of what is possible, push the limit to a level beyond the norm, a role which G.Skill has filled in the DDR memory market for quite some time. G.Skill has created working dual-channel 5,000MHz DDR4 memory kits, achieving on air cooling something which was only possible on Liquid Nitrogen a few short years ago.  

This kit was successfully validated on an MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard with an Intel i7 8700K, using a 4700MHz memory kit overclocked to 5GHz with CL timings of 21-26-26-46. While this kit is not quite ready for the consumer market, G.Skill has stated that they will  "make every effort to bring this specification onto the consumer market, and bring the experience of extreme performance to worldwide users". 

  

G.Skill has created the world's first air-cooled 5000MHz DDR4 memory kit  

This undertaking was achieved on Samsung-made DDR4 B-Die ICs, which were selected/binned by G.Skill for their highest performance DDR4 memory kit. 

In the memory market, G.Skill is the company who continuously searches for a level which is beyond overkill, pushing the market forward by delivering memory solutions which are beyond the needs of most consumers. Given enough time, 5GHz memory will someday be commonplace, provided DDR memory isn't replaced by a new standard in the meantime. Just remember that the journey started here with G.Skill

You can join the discussion on G.Skill's 5GHz dual channel memory kit on the OC3D Forums

«Prev 1 Next»

Most Recent Comments

28-03-2018, 14:08:04

AlienALX
OK I don't get this out very often, but..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJFdCmN98s

Ram has gone ham.Quote

28-03-2018, 14:43:36

Dicehunter
Would this actually have any real world benefits for applications or games over say 3000MHz ?Quote

28-03-2018, 14:55:32

NickOmega
Ryzen gonna love that Quote

28-03-2018, 16:34:24

TheF34RChannel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Would this actually have any real world benefits for applications or games over say 3000MHz ?
Nope. None whatsoever.Quote

28-03-2018, 17:45:39

ByteMyAscii
The real benefit of this is very questionable.
I don't see the benefit of this extending to anything outside of artificial benchmarks.
Are there any real tasks shown to be benefitting from this, with the increased latency that comes with that higher speed.
To me it seems that it would require a pretty specialist workload to offer anything to a buyer, even designing around the hardware.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.