G.Skill and MSI are currently boasting that the 5GHz DDR4 memory clock speed is no longer an unbreakable barrier, as Taiwanese overclocking expert Toppc managed to smash through the limit by using MSI s Z170I Gaming Pro AC motherboard and a Trident Z Series DDR4 memory chip supplied by G.Skill.
Thanks to this combination, Toppc not only achieved the world s first DDR4-5000 record, but the highest clock speed for memory ever thus far.
We are extremely excited to achieve this great milestone together with Samsung components and MSI motherboard, says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President and Director of R, G.SKILL International.
This world record is a milestone in component history, breaks the magical 5,000MHz mark and shows MSI s dominant position on performance for Z170, MSI told the press.
The details listed on HWBOT show that the test bed used liquid nitrogen to keep everything super cool.
Other hardware components consisted of a MSI GeForce 9400 GT graphics card with GDDR3 VRAM 550MHz, 700MHz , and a 64GB SSDNow V300 SSD supplied by Kingston Technology.