Thursday, March 22nd 2012

Ivy Bridge, G.Skill, and GIGABYTE Make DDR3-3000 MHz Possible

Armed with an Intel Core i7-3770K "Ivy Bridge" processor, a G.Skill-made memory kit, and GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H, proverclocker Sin0822 managed to run a test bench with all four of the motherboard's DDR3 DIMM slots populated, at a DRAM clock speed of 3003 MHz DDR (1501.5 MHz actual). At this clock speed, the test bench was just about stable for its CPU-Z Validation. Sin0822 took advantage of the 29.33 divider for memory, which is exclusive for Ivy Bridge, that Sandy Bridge lacked. The remainder of the clock speed target was met by a gentle bump in the base clock, to 102.37 MHz (from 100 MHz). To achieve a more stable setting in which stress tests can be run, the memory clock had to fall back to 1416 MHz. What makes this feat impressive is the fact that all four DIMM slots were populated.

Source: Overclock.net Forums
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15 Comments on Ivy Bridge, G.Skill, and GIGABYTE Make DDR3-3000 MHz Possible

#1
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Nice.
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#3
LAN_deRf_HA
Speaking of ram, how on earth do you remove sticks from these newfangled top load only slots?
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#4
badtaylorx
^^^top load,,,top unload^^^

but i really cant wait to see how this affects realworld stuff.....this is the first thing ive seen from ivy that makes me think an upgrade from p67 may be worth while???
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#5
Prima.Vera
Pffff.....This is useless. I first thought that G.Skill released DDR3@3Ghz...
One can only dream...
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#6
LAN_deRf_HA
I got it now. That's what I was doing but it just took more force than I wanted to use.

I'm betting on Ivy we find a wide range of kits performing better than they're rated. Top end ram seems to really be held back by platform limitations.
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#7
Delta6326
AWESOME!! and they are at Cas 11! can't wait, I may just skip right over DDR3. :D

EDIT: whoops thought it said DDR4
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#8
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Delta6326
AWESOME!! and they are at Cas 11! can't wait, I may just skip right over DDR3. :D
These sticks are DDR3
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#9
Delta6326
by: brandonwh64
These sticks are DDR3
Lol wow some how I read that as DDR4 whoops my bad, wish full thinking. :D
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#10
Scheich
Nice to know its still the good old 100 mhz busspeed. Thx Intel.
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#12
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: brandonwh64
These sticks are DDR3
:laugh:

Flo you crack me up :rockout:
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