G.Skill Overclocks DDR5 to 10,000MHz on Air


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G.Skill

G.Skill is a company that is not afraid to flex its overclocking muscle. In fact, their DDR5-8000 memory kit was recently overclocked to a crazy 10,000Mhz. They paired the RAM with an ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 APEX motherboard and Intel i9-13900K CPU to reach this insane accomplishment, and they did it on traditional air cooling. Trident Z5 memory is fitted with SK Hynix ICs which aid in providing maximum overclocking potential. What is also impressive about the Trident Z5 DDR5-8000 is it features a CAS Latency of only 40: The DDR5-7800 latency is also very low at just 38ms. For further details, please refer to G.Skill’s press release below.

G.SKILL Showcases DDR5-8000 Extreme Memory High-Bandwidth Performance on ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX & Achieves DDR5-10000 on Air Cooling

G.Skill Trident Z5
G.Skill Trident Z5

(2 Nov 2022) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading brand of performance overclock memory and PC components, is thrilled to showcase extreme memory bandwidth performance of high-frequency DDR5-8000 32GB (16GBx2) & DDR5-7800 32GB (2x16GB) overclocked memory kits on the latest Intel® Core™ i9-13900K Processor and ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX motherboard. Working in close partnership with the ASUS motherboard team, a single G.SKILL memory module was overclocked to a staggering DDR5-10000 under air cooling.

G.Skill Trident Z5
G.Skill Trident Z5

Pushing High-Bandwidth Performance on ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX Motherboard

Dedicated to developing the fastest possible DDR5 memory on the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and Intel® Z790 chipset, G.SKILL showcases the high memory bandwidth performance of DDR5-8000 32GB (2x16GB) memory kit on the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX motherboard.

The following screenshots show the DDR5-8000 CL40 32GB (2x16GB) and DDR5-7800 CL38 32GB (2x16GB) memory kits validated on an Intel® Core™ i9-13900K processor and ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX motherboard (BIOS 0702) platform, with the DDR5-8000 CL40 32GB (2x16GB) memory kit reaching  memory bandwidth read speed of over 124 GB/s and write speed of over 120 GB/s on the AIDA64 memory benchmark.

G.Skill Trident Z5
G.Skill Trident Z5

G.Skill Trident Z5
G.Skill Trident Z5

Incredible DDR5-10000 Memory Overclock on Air Cooling

Along with the latest release of the 13th Gen Intel™ Core® desktop platform, ASUS and G.SKILL worked closely to achieve an astounding DDR5-10000 overclocked memory speed in single-channel operation, using only air cooling for the CPU and DRAM module. This was achieved with the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z790 APEX motherboard and Intel® Core™ i9-13900K processor. See below for a screenshot of the CPU-Z validation and please click on the following link for further validation details: https://valid.x86.fr/fzec4f

G.Skill Trident Z5
G.Skill Trident Z5

 

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SF101

The Printer Guru

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Makes you wonder how they are making 4000mhz leaps in about 1 month? .. holding back ?

Hard to argue 6000mhz being a sweet spot when 4000mhz is up for grabs at similar latency's.

I wonder is this is bench stable or 24/7 daily stable if its the latter AMD really needs to work on their MC's

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EarthDog

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.. holding back ?

No.

I'd bet that's bench stable only, but the rest of what you said after, applies regardless!

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TerranBrackiatt

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O.M.G.

yeah, definitely waiting for a wee bit til CPU devs get their DDR5 act together... IF intel 14th gen or AMD 8000+ CPUs' MCs officially support 8000+, THEN i'll consider them.

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Voodoo Rufus

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I love how they never tell you the memory voltage needed for this....

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freeagent

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This is why I am not jumping on the ddr5 bandwagon just yet :D

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Voodoo Rufus

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^^ This. Think I'll wait for affordable doubling over DDR4 bandwidth with reasonable latencies and price. DDR5 in the 7200-8000 range in the mid-life cycle of the generation sounds about right.

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EarthDog

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I think the difference, performance-wise, is small (thinking current DDR5-6000 CL30 sweet spot vs. 72/8000) that jumping on now or later won't make a significant difference unless you're posting results at the 'bot (a couple of percent here and there). You will, however, save some money (although DDR5 is more reasonable now than ever before).

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Voodoo Rufus

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Isn't 6000 just the sweet spot for AM5 at present? Or is it a board limitation? Seems like the Intel CPUs have more headroom for ram OC on DDR5.

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EarthDog

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Isn't 6000 just the sweet spot for AM5 at present? Or is it a board limitation? Seems like the Intel CPUs have more headroom for ram OC on DDR5.

AMD literally said it, yes. I'd imagine we'll see increases in memory speed with AMD as the platform matures, but more with the next-gen CPU and 'refreshed' X670/B650 boards.

But for a sweet spot, I'm talking more about the price and performance of the kits. Intel seems to have more headroom in Raptor Lake and Z790, indeed.

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