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Core i7 Bloomfield officially supports only DDR3 800 and 1066, no 1333

Sep 10, 2007
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System Name AEROPLEX rev. 4.5
Processor Intel Core i7 4820K
Motherboard EVGA X79 Dark
Cooling Corsair H110i
Memory 8GB (4 x 2GB) G.Skill DDR3 2200MHz CL9 (F3-17600CL9D-8GBXLD)
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC
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Case SilverStone Raven RV02
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Software Windows 10 Pro x64

DDR3 1333 support and higher, comes later

Intel's chief architect Ronan Singhal has confirmed that Bloomfield, Core i7 CPUs will officially support only DDR3 800 and DDR3 1066MHz memory. At launch there won’t be an official support for DDR3 1333 not to mention any higher memory frequencies.

At the same time, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to run your DDR3 memory at higher speeds than DDR3 1066. We learned that DDR3 1600 is also possible but at this stage this is considered as overclocking and it is not officially supported by Intel.

We also learned that shortly after the launch, Intel might validate DDR3 1333 and maybe even some faster memory but we didn’t get many details about it.

The launch SKUs will be officially stuck with DDR3 1066 while the faster one’s will be considered overclocking. Even the DDR3 2000 should be possible but this will mainly depend on the board.


:( :( :(

oh well, I'm still buying the new DDR3 Ballistix Tracers, which HAVE been confirmed (just received another email from Micron's engineering department ;)) and I will be posting the news tomorrow.