Thursday, May 26th 2016

G.Skill Trident Z First to Achieve DDR4-5000 - A Frequency Record

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces the world's first DDR4 memory overclocking record to break past the mind-blowing 5GHz barrier, achieved with G.SKILL Trident Z Series DDR4 memory engineered with Samsung ICs and the MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC motherboard. With this achievement in the official record books, the world's top 7 memory frequency records are now dominated by G.SKILL memory.

Surpassing the 5GHz frequency speed barrier had been the ultimate aspiration of the memory overclocking community since the last year's launch of the Intel Skylake platform. This historic milestone is finally succeeded today by the renowned Taiwanese overclocking legend, Toppc, under liquid nitrogen cooling. "We are extremely excited to achieve this great milestone together with Samsung components and MSI motherboard," says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President and Director of R&D, G.SKILL International. "We will continually push hardware performance to the limits and provide enthusiasts with even more advanced products."
Validated by both HWBOT and CPU-Z, this record currently ranks as the world's #1 fastest memory speed record on HWBOT. For more information, please refer to the following links:
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14 Comments on G.Skill Trident Z First to Achieve DDR4-5000 - A Frequency Record

#1
Kyrios74
With these timing 31-31-31-63-2 (TCAS-TRC-TRP-Tras-TCR) is only pure Overclock. I don't see the usefulness. Anyway, congratulations.
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#2
hojnikb
I bet they must be handpicking those memory ICs :)
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
hojnikbI bet they must be handpicking those memory ICs :)
IC what you did there
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#4
RejZoR
What's the point? Isn't it easier and cheaper to just buy X99 and stick some mediocre RAM in it and still get bigger bandwidth instead of buying Z170 and spending a fortune on RAM that needs to be further overclocked? This most likely isn't cheap RAM that comes with clocks of 2800MHz when stock... This has to be an already stupendously fast RAM from the start. And those cost more than entire X99 platform for the most part...
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#5
Nihilus
No extreme overclock is very useful. Nonetheless, a big achievement
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#6
ironwolf
Kyrios74With these timing 31-31-31-63-2 (TCAS-TRC-TRP-Tras-TCR) is only pure Overclock. I don't see the usefulness. Anyway, congratulations.
Not honestly any different than people who OC a quad/hex core CPU with only one core enabled. Looks nice and the e-peen bragging goes on for days but not really important in the larger scheme of things. :p
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#7
ShockG
It's extreme overclocking. Much like Drag racing. It is not for everyday use, nobody claimed it was. It's a milestone as this is far beyond anyone thought possible when DDR4 first came around.
Much like we will celebrate the first ever flat 3second 1/4 mile run at a drag strip.
Those cars are not practical in any way, but we appreciate the engineering effort and what it took to get there.

why so much hate for an achievement?
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#8
FYFI13
"says Tequila Huang [Over], Corporate Vice President and Director of R&D"

:D
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#9
Taloken
Extreme overclocking push technologies to their limits, and so help to find conception issues in the architectures of CPU/GPU.
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#11
EarthDog
ShockGIt's extreme overclocking. Much like Drag racing. It is not for everyday use, nobody claimed it was. It's a milestone as this is far beyond anyone thought possible when DDR4 first came around.
Much like we will celebrate the first ever flat 3second 1/4 mile run at a drag strip.
Those cars are not practical in any way, but we appreciate the engineering effort and what it took to get there.

why so much hate for an achievement?
Because this is TPU. TPU is not a place for extreme overclockers. There are few here that understand it, or benchmarking and how to do it properly.
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#12
ShockG
Alright fair enough. The odd thing is that every single thing they care about, vendors came to produce because of extreme overclockers. Every single one of these vendors, board and VGA ones have an XOC working for them, sometimes more than one. MSI has Toppc and Pepi, GIGABYTE has sofos1990 and HiCookie, EVGA has TiN and Kingpin, Asus has Coolice, Shamino and Elmor, ASRock has Nick Shih, formerly of ANTEC PSUs etc, DFI had Oscar Wu etc... Like someone said above, when these guys and other XOC guys push, all that development ends up in regular "gaming" boards.

Much like MRI was developed for space research, but ended up being used in the healthcare industry and so many other technologies.
KERS came from F1 but ended up in commercial vehicles.
Special and general relativity were not meant for the GPS, yet we came to enjoy those benefits at the forefront of physics research, in our everyday lives.

Too much hate on tech sites sometimes and more times than not comes from ignorance or just not thinking before we type.
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#13
cadaveca
My name is Dave
ShockGToo much hate on tech sites sometimes and more times than not comes from ignorance or just not thinking before we type.
Many posters only want news of actual usable products, not development processes. It doesn't matter what benefits the development has. It's more "can we use it, and can we buy it". Extreme OC is not usable by general populace, and they can't buy it, either, so it's not interesting news. You get similar posts on rumors about unreleased hardware, etc...

The lack of focus on extreme clocking, I feel, is a large part of our success. Our reviews don't focus on OC much, even, just small simple parts of reviews have OC metrics, because anyone with a bit of knowledge knows that OC is very sample-dependent, and hard to replicate for everyone.


Personally, I like that once again this news post shows G.Skill prowess in advanced IC screening, and also that MSI has a place in pushing the limits, with what would be called a "gaming" product. The speeds, having a record, whatever... meh. They'll be broken in due time.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
EarthDogBecause this is TPU. TPU is not a place for extreme overclockers. There are few here that understand it, or benchmarking and how to do it properly.
There are some mucking about here. Most however have no clue. They are perfectly happy with their 4790k/6700k and motherboard with RGB lighting.
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