G.Skill sent out a cheery email on Monday announcing that it has set a new world record for DDR4 memory frequency overclock speed. Using a single 4GB stick of Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 memory in single-channel mode, the company has hit a DDR4 memory frequency of 4,255MHz CL 18-18-18.
The feat was achieved on an Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboard (X99 chipset) with an Intel i7-5960X processor using a liquid nitrogen cooling system. The X99 chipset supports quad-channel memory, but a single-stick configuration is better suited for frequency record-setting.
Are you going to be running DDR4 at this speed on a typical gaming PC? Of course not. In other words, this is all a bit of a marketing ploy, but it's a cool ploy nonetheless. Our RAM feels just a bit sluggish today, for some reason...
Check out the full CPU-Z validation of the record below.
Images via G.Skill