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Kingston's HyperX Sets DDR3 World Speed Record

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Kingston claims the world record for DDR3 clock frequency with its HyperX T1 model.

On November 22nd, Corsair set the world record for DDR3 clock frequency at 3467 MHz using its Dominator GTX6. On December 3rd, Kingston broke that world record again at 3600 MHz, using a Kingston HyperX 1T memory stick

    

Romanian overclocker Matose used an AMD FX-8150 processor and Asus ROG Crosshair V Formula motherboard to reach these extreme speeds with help from liquid nitrogen on both CPU and memory. The memory speed was overclocked by nearly twice the reference speed of DDR3 1866.

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    evang , December 8, 2011 1:33 AM
    alidannot to be negative, but is there a point to overclocking ram?i mean on an outside of rendering applications that are ram heavy, is there even a need for faster memory?keep in mind, i can see a need for faster cpu, faster gpu, faster hdd, faster ssd (not any more, not its price over speed they should focus on) but memory?


    underclock your ram and let us know how it turns out
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    Borisblade7 , December 8, 2011 1:42 AM
    evangunderclock your ram and let us know how it turns out


    Thats not the same thing, other bottlenecks and limits of what is supported mean that anything past those levels doesnt do anything. You can get most any memory to go well beyond what you can use so goin for a record is mostly for fun, no practical use in a consumer pc. Not yet anyway. Lowering your clock tho will lower performance, upping it wont help unless you just have slower memory than what your system supports. And 3600 is way beyond that.
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    alidan , December 8, 2011 1:22 AM
    not to be negative, but is there a point to overclocking ram?

    i mean on an outside of rendering applications that are ram heavy, is there even a need for faster memory?

    keep in mind, i can see a need for faster cpu, faster gpu, faster hdd, faster ssd (not any more, not its price over speed they should focus on) but memory?
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    rsktek , December 8, 2011 1:22 AM
    O.o
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    alidan , December 8, 2011 1:22 AM
    not to be negative, but is there a point to overclocking ram?

    i mean on an outside of rendering applications that are ram heavy, is there even a need for faster memory?

    keep in mind, i can see a need for faster cpu, faster gpu, faster hdd, faster ssd (not any more, not its price over speed they should focus on) but memory?
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    evang , December 8, 2011 1:33 AM
    alidannot to be negative, but is there a point to overclocking ram?i mean on an outside of rendering applications that are ram heavy, is there even a need for faster memory?keep in mind, i can see a need for faster cpu, faster gpu, faster hdd, faster ssd (not any more, not its price over speed they should focus on) but memory?


    underclock your ram and let us know how it turns out
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    dreamer77dd , December 8, 2011 1:42 AM
    no bottlenecks, faster is always better. I want faster everything in my pc. i wish they sold RAM that fast but maybe later in life they will.
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    Borisblade7 , December 8, 2011 1:42 AM
    evangunderclock your ram and let us know how it turns out


    Thats not the same thing, other bottlenecks and limits of what is supported mean that anything past those levels doesnt do anything. You can get most any memory to go well beyond what you can use so goin for a record is mostly for fun, no practical use in a consumer pc. Not yet anyway. Lowering your clock tho will lower performance, upping it wont help unless you just have slower memory than what your system supports. And 3600 is way beyond that.
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    theuniquegamer , December 8, 2011 1:48 AM
    Wow so nice rig. How can i get one of these? May be when DDR 4 arrives starting at 2100mhz at starting speeds up to 4000mhz.
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    dreamer77dd , December 8, 2011 1:52 AM
    theuniquegamerWow so nice rig. How can i get one of these? May be when DDR 4 arrives starting at 2100mhz at starting speeds up to 4000mhz.

    i would love to see some benchmarks. i know AMD apu love higher faster RAM speed.
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    buzznut , December 8, 2011 1:56 AM
    Thats impressive ram overclocking. Pretty sweet, nice job Kingston!
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    Yuka , December 8, 2011 1:57 AM
    So far, my A8 is excited.

    Come on AMD, make HT faster and make better RAM!

    Cheers!
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    nikorr , December 8, 2011 1:59 AM
    Cool! Congrats...
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    Bones2525 , December 8, 2011 2:11 AM
    Liquid nitrogen. Wish I had some.
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    49ers540 , December 8, 2011 2:19 AM
    AMD Fanboy overclocking a Yugo. LOL, why don't you overclock the i7 990X, that will blow your mind.
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    alyoshka , December 8, 2011 2:21 AM
    Looks like something changed in either the Processor or the CPUz program, the earlier screens when the world record was broken listed the Codename as Bulldozer and this one lists it as Zambezi. The rest is all the same though but it'd be interesting to know whether they made any changes in the processor.
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    zanny , December 8, 2011 2:31 AM
    alidannot to be negative, but is there a point to overclocking ram?i mean on an outside of rendering applications that are ram heavy, is there even a need for faster memory?keep in mind, i can see a need for faster cpu, faster gpu, faster hdd, faster ssd (not any more, not its price over speed they should focus on) but memory?


    The bottlenecks of performance in order are CPU -> RAM -> Disk. If your bottleneck is not your CPU for some 100% utilization computation, but instead CPU resources go unused because reading too / from memory is taking too long. RAM Frequency increases the rate the memory can be read, and how fast it can be read sequentially. So if you want to read out 500MB of ram to cpu and subtract 1 from every number in that chunk of RAM, if it isnt CPU bottlenecked, the ram speed is too low to load all that data fast enough. The CAS latency is how fast a random area of memory can be reached and read from, frequency is how fast data can be read from the entirety of the stick.

    So more frequency means more bandwidth, lower CAS means faster random access. More frequency becomes more important as CPUs get faster because they can execute stuff faster, read and process instructions faster, etc.

    So more bandwidth is important, but so is access time, which is why maximizing frequency while minimizing latency is important and a hard tradeoff.
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    shoelessinsight , December 8, 2011 2:32 AM
    alidannot to be negative, but is there a point to overclocking ram?i mean on an outside of rendering applications that are ram heavy, is there even a need for faster memory?

    Overclocking memory typically offers minimal benefits to performance compared to overclocking other components. Obviously, though, faster is always better, and even tiny boosts are welcome if they don't cost anything extra. A modest overclock that doesn't stress the RAM much is free and better than no overclock at all, even if its impact on performance is less than a 1% increase overall (referring to the RAM overclock, not counting the CPU overclock).

    A setup like the one in this article is just for fun and bragging rights, though, and really has no purpose in a computer meant for real use. It is ridiculously expensive and would probably barely net you a 1-2% increase in overall system performance (referring to the RAM overclock, not counting the CPU overclock).
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    Anonymous , December 8, 2011 2:32 AM
    The fact that you can strap a top fuel jet engine to a Pinto and outrun a Porsche does not mean a Pinto is a good car.
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    nnorton44 , December 8, 2011 3:16 AM
    Why is it 2CORE/2THREAD?
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    atminside , December 8, 2011 3:42 AM
    ^I think turbo mode kicked in and disables two of the core to reduce heat, but not to sure though. Good question, I like to know why myself.
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    TheWhiteRose000 , December 8, 2011 4:39 AM
    Hell yea that's why I choose Kingston products cause there epic~~~
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