For users buying a memory kit of DDR5, if they want to adhere to Intel specifications, will buy a DDR5-4800 kit. Though through XMP, there are other faster kits available - we've even tested G.Skill's DDR5-6000 kit in our memory scaling article. But going above and beyond that, there's overclocking.
Back in November 2021, extreme overclocker 'Hocayu' managed to achieve DDR5-8704 using G.Skill's Trident Z5 DDR5-6000 memory. As always with these records, they are made to be broken, and fellow Hong-Kong native lupin_no_musume has managed to surpass this with an impressive DDR5-8888, also using G.Skill Trident Z5 memory, with an ASUS's ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard, Intel's Core i9-12900K processor, and some liquid nitrogen.
Without trying to sound controversial, indeed, extreme overclocking isn't as popular as...
The memory industry has been under fire for anti-competitive actions for over half a decade, we take a look at what's going on
Ryan Smith on 10/25/2007
Our high-speed DDR3 Roundup revs up! Do the newest high-speed memories have the stuff to join the DDR3-2000 club?
Wesley Fink on 10/11/2007
OCZ introduces the fastest production memory you can buy. The new DDR3-1800 is based on more aggressive binning of Micron Z9 chips. How does their new DDR3-1800 compare to...
Wesley Fink on 7/31/2007
DDR3-1600 that can run as fast as 7-7-7 timings has appeared in record time. Can the new memory based on Micron Z9 chips reach 2000 and beyond?
Wesley Fink on 7/20/2007
Kingston is launching PC3-11000, the first production DDR3-1333+ with the bonus of low latency. Do lower latencies move DDR3 up in performance enough to offset the higher price?
Wesley Fink on 5/24/2007
DDR3 is arriving with the new Intel P35 chipset. Is DDR3 faster? How does performance compare to DDR2? We do an apples-to-apples comparison to provide some answers.
Wesley Fink on 5/15/2007
Corsair snares bragging rights with a new Dominator memory rated at PC2-10000 (DDR2-1250). Does this new CAS 5 kit push to the top of our memory performance charts?
Wesley Fink on 1/31/2007
Corsair expands their new Dominator series with a PC2-8888 CAS 4 that promises the best performance ever from DDR2. Does Dominator deliver on the promise?
Wesley Fink on 1/1/2007
OCZ introduces a high-end DDR2 memory with water blocks and the promise of new heights in memory performance. Does this unique approach to high-end DDR2 deliver the scorching performance...
Wesley Fink on 12/8/2006
A close look at value DDR2-800 from Super Talent. Can a low-priced DDR2 memory provide the performance you want?
Wesley Fink on 11/29/2006
A closer look at G.Skill's mid-range DDR2-800, based on relaxed binning of Micron D9 chips. Is it a good value or does it leave you wanting for more?
Wesley Fink on 11/3/2006
Patriot introduces 2GB and 1GB memory kits rated at DDR2-1066. How does the Patriot memory compare to the best in the market?
Wesley Fink on 10/30/2006
After a flood of emails we take a look at DDR2-667 memory performance on our Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard.
Gary Key on 10/26/2006
Super Talent and TEAM launch DDR2-1000 memory. How do these fast DDR2 memories compare to the best in the market?
Wesley Fink on 10/10/2006
OCZ and Corsair have both introduced the fastest DDR2 they have ever produced. How do they compare to each other and the rest of the high-end DDR2 memories?
Wesley Fink on 8/4/2006
Memory is compared on Core 2 Duo and AM2. There is also a CPU comparison at 2.93GHz & DDR2-1067 for "show-me" readers.
Wesley Fink on 7/25/2006
The latest and greatest Micron DDR2 chips are appearing in all the best DDR2 these days. Do the new Buffalo and Crucial DDR2-1000 provide breakthrough performance?
Wesley Fink on 7/7/2006
OCZ delivers the first 2G DDR2 memory kit based on the latest Micron DDR2 chips. Is this the DDR2 fireworks we've been waiting for?
Wesley Fink on 4/3/2006
Crucial has just unleashed 2 new DDR2 memory kits. Is this the new Fat Body D9 that everyone is waiting for?
Steve Carmel & Wesley Fink on 2/21/2006