Thursday, May 16th 2019

Ballistix DRAM Crushes World DDR4 Overclocking Record at 5726MT/s

Ballistix, Micron's gaming memory brand, is now the official overclocking world record holder. Overclockers used the Ballistix Elite 3600MT/s to set a new overclocking record for the fastest DDR4 memory frequency at a blistering 5726 MT/s. That's 79 percent faster than the max JEDEC DDR4 speed of 3200 MT/s and 115 percent faster than the 2666 MT/s considered mainstream today.

How's that for a speed run? Yes, this record is a big, big, (big, big) deal to us here at Ballistix. But we care just as much about how we earned the top mark. We're proud that we were able to use the same CAS latency - CL24 - used by most of the previous record holders. In addition, we set the record using the same production module of the Ballistix Elite 3600 available to gamers today.
That's what we care about.
The record was set May 13 by Stavros Savvopoulos and Phil Strecker from Overclocked Gaming Systems, using an Intel i7-8086K CPU, an ASUS Maximus XI Apex motherboard, as well as, of course, a liquid nitrogen cooling system.

The veteran overclockers have tested other DRAM that was more finicky, requiring lower temperatures, Savvopoulos said, but the Elite 3600 broke the record without complaint.

"We were blown away by how surprisingly easy it was to overclock these Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600MT/s modules," Savvopoulos said. "Other modules we've overclocked can be temperamental and need to train at temperatures lower than the one required for stability; but we didn't experience that with Micron's E-die, which scaled much better with both extreme voltages and temperatures. Overall, it was easy enough to call the whole experience plug and play!"

Ballistix gaming memory is engineered at the die level. The components used to create Ballistix memory are designed, built and tested in-house. Ballistix and Micron owe that degree of quality control to gamers, said Teresa Kelley, Vice President of Micron's Consumer Products Group. That means that whether you're using liquid nitrogen to overclock at 5000 MT/s or more, or if you're a more cost-effective gamer using mainstream cooling at accelerated XMP profiles, the Ballistix 3600 will do the trick, straight out of the box.

"Breaking this world record reinforces our commitment to the enthusiast community," Kelley said. "Our Ballistix product lineup provides the high-speed, low-latency and overclock headroom that gamers, content creators, and enthusiasts crave. We will continue to focus on offering an exceptional high-performance memory and storage portfolio, with Micron, Crucial, and Ballistix engineers striving to deliver leading-edge technology that redefines the performance boundary."
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14 Comments on Ballistix DRAM Crushes World DDR4 Overclocking Record at 5726MT/s

#1
Assimilator
Once again proving that the best modules are ones that are well-engineered, not blinged out with massive heatspreaders and RGB.
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#2
FireKillerGR
Thanks for sharing buddy!

To provide some insight on this:

a) the 4 sticks we got came from their EU distribution center and were unbinned and fully retail (so just a step before shipped to retailers in EU).
b) first stick did 5620+ MHz and the 2nd 5726MHz. Still need to try stick #3 and #4 to see how these go :D
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#3
FireKillerGR
Totally wrong. These are new Micron E-Die.
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#4
Midland Dog
FireKillerGR said:

Totally wrong. These are new Micron E-Die.
E-die, the new B-die?
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#5
FireKillerGR
Midland Dog said:

E-die, the new B-die?
Wont say that just yet as I need to do more tests.
In many cases tho, they seem to match B-die xmp's
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#6
Zubasa
FireKillerGR said:

Totally wrong. These are new Micron E-Die.
Good to know that Micron finally makes something worth overclocking.

Edit:
Original post states they used the same kits as the ones on the market, and that implies the older Samsung B-die kits.
It would be nice if the post actually include pic of the ram modules themselves.
They look like standard A2 Layout.
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#8
Woomack
Below is a screenshot from a quick run on Maximus XI Gene (so 2 slots). The same Micron E IC but in 16GB modules / Ballistix Sport LT 3200 C16, all subs at auto, 1.35V, review sample but in a retail package. 8GB modules are on the way.
4x16GB modules can make 3200 CL15-15-15 or 3600 16-16-16 1.35V stable in a quad channel so about the same as Samsung B (I have Ballistix 4x16GB Samsung B too). EVGA X299 Dark didn't like them at any higher clock. Could boot at 3733-3866 but wasn't stable. I guess it's a matter of BIOS. On Z390 works up to ~4100 C17 1.35-1.40V.


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#9
megaclite
190$ 2x8GB, totally not worth for buy
B-die 3200C14 135$
Useless micron, as always

Woomack said:

Below is a screenshot from a quick run on Maximus XI Gene (so 2 slots). The same Micron E IC but in 16GB modules / Ballistix Sport LT 3200 C16, all subs at auto, 1.35V, review sample but in a retail package. 8GB modules are on the way.
4x16GB modules can make 3200 CL15-15-15 or 3600 16-16-16 1.35V stable in a quad channel so about the same as Samsung B (I have Ballistix 4x16GB Samsung B too). EVGA X299 Dark didn't like them at any higher clock. Could boot at 3733-3866 but wasn't stable. I guess it's a matter of BIOS. On Z390 works up to ~4100 C17 1.35-1.40V.
Serious? Ballistix Sport LT 3200 C16 works 4100.C17 1.4V?
LT3200 95$ this?
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#12
R-T-B
Assimilator said:

Considering these Ballistix modules are faster than those ADATA ones... yes.
I choose to believe ram modules don't give two craps about the color spectrum it may or may not emit...
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#13
Jism
Is it me or is the usual overclocking far better on DDR4 vs DDR3/DDR2?
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#14
Aqeel Shahzad
Somebody please invent ddr5 and give this man a new toy to play with. Ddr5 15000mhz
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