Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

GIGABYTE Helps Set DDR3 OC Record with Z97X-SOC Force LN2 Motherboard

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards launched at their press conference during Computex 2014 the new extreme overclocking Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard. Since then, the SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard has broken the DDR3 Memory Word Record twice, once at launch with a 4.5GHz frequency and once again 3 days later at the Kingston HYPERX OC Takeover World Finals with a new record of 4.56GHz.

Following recent reports of several highly suspicious memory records, GIGABYTE took the matter in hand and brought out the big artillery to prove to everyone that indeed the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard is the true #1 champion of memory overclocking. While trying to recreate its previous 4.5GHz memory score, the GIGABYTE team broke for the 3rd time the DDR3 World Record by achieving an astonishing 4.62GHz frequency on Kingston's HyperX Predator DDR3 memory.
Record Validation
Submitting a score with clear pictures of your accomplishment on is apparently not sufficient anymore to prove legitimate benchmark records. Making sure that nothing was left out, the process was recorded and posted on Youtube by GIGABYTE's overclocking evangelists HiCookie and Sofos1990 and witnessed by an official HWBOT representative, showing the whole rig setup, including a top-of-the-range oscilloscope directly hooked to the memory to show its "true" live frequency.

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3 Comments on GIGABYTE Helps Set DDR3 OC Record with Z97X-SOC Force LN2 Motherboard

They should do this with an A10-7850K using the iGPU and see how well that helps :p (Sarcasm)

That's a pretty hefty overclock on the ram, quite impressive but not much of a step beyond the record. We must go further...
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My name is Dave
holy crap.

But the measurement using oscilloscope...odd. If that's what pro OC takes now, that's rather nice, really.
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Steven B
Yea the scope is because of others cheating, no one wants to call what one manufacturer's rep did (prob with or without that vebdors knowledge) cheating, and it almost was if he submitted it to hwbot. There is a bug in z87 and z97 where u can run slower while cpuz reports much higher dram speed. He claimed he could run 4.5ghz dual channel I think, so many ppl believed him and gave him props, in the end he deleted the facebook post. Then another vendor said gbt was doing the same as that "A"vendor so to disprove that gbt gets out their 170k scope and hooks it to the clk pin and shows the actual dram clock. Gbt also challeneged the 4.5ghz fake dual channel score from the other vendor and no other vendor has responded yet.
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