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Kingston DDR4 RAM used to break records, smashes an insane 4351MHz

MSI, Kingston and Intel hardware used to mash DDR4 overclock to 4.3GHz in single-channel mode

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 29, 2015 10:37 pm CST

One of the world's best overclockers, Toppc, has used some Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 RAM to reach an insane 4351MHz, breaking some records along the way. Toppc achieved 4.35GHz on the Kingston DDR4 RAM in single-channel mode, all the way from its default clocks of 2133MHz.

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We don't know what cooling was used on the RAM, but we suspect LN2 was used to push over double the clock speed, while the Intel Core i7-5960X processor used was clocked all the way down to 1631MHz. Just a single core was enabled, with the other seven cores and the CPU's internal Hyper-Threading technology also disabled.

There's not much reason to do this, as a quad-channel kit of DDR4 was 108.8GB/sec bandwidth at 3.4GHz while the single-channel stick at the, albeit impressive 4.35GHz, has bandwidth of just 34.8GB/sec. But for getting that overclocking trophy, why not, eh?

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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