Ballistix, Micron’s gaming memory brand, has become the official overclocking world record holder.
Overclockers used the Ballistix Elite 3600MT/s to set a new overclocking record for the fastest DDR4 memory frequency at a blistering 5726MT/s. That’s 79 percent faster than the max JEDEC DDR4 speed of 3200MT/s and 115 percent faster than the 2666 MT/s considered mainstream today.
The Ballistix Elite 3600MT/s uses the same CAS latency – CL24 – used by most of the previous record holders. In addition, Micron claims that the record was set using the same production module of the Ballistix Elite 3600 available to gamers today.
The record was set May 13 by Stavros Savvopoulos and Phil Strecker from Overclocked Gaming Systems, using an Intel i7-8086K CPU, an ASUS Maximus XI Apex motherboard, as well as a liquid nitrogen cooling system.
The veteran overclockers have tested other DRAM that was more finicky, requiring lower temperatures, Savvopoulos said, but the Elite 3600 broke the record without complaint.