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Kingston's HyperX Sets DDR3 World Speed Record

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.

  • rsktek
    O.o
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  • alidan
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • But can it play Crysis faster than with a Phenom II X6 ? I want to see the benchmark.
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  • theuniquegamer
    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
    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
    Thats impressive ram overclocking. Pretty sweet, nice job Kingston!
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  • Yuka
    So far, my A8 is excited.

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

    Cheers!
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