G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 hits 5.5GHz with Core i7-7740K CPU

G.SKILL's TridentZ DDR4 RAM overclocked to a mind blowing 5.5GHz.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Jun 18 2017 6:52 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

G.SKILL are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible with DDR4 overclocking, so it comes as no surprise that they've hit a massive milestone: 5.5GHz on DDR4.

G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 hits 5.5GHz with Core i7-7740K CPU | TweakTown.com

The new 5.5GHz barrier was reached with Intel's fresh X299 chipset and their new Core i7-7740K processor, with G.SKILL's TridentZ DDR4 RAM, with the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard used by Taiwanese overclocker Toppc. The RAM in question used Samsung's impressive 8Gb ICs which were pushed to their limits, with Toppc hitting 5GHz on a Skylake-based Core i5-6600K last year.

G.SKILL Corporate Vice President Tequila Huang said: "DDR4 5.5GHz has been our next target after we achieved DDR4 5GHz last year. We are extremely excited to finally make it happen together with Samsung components, MSI X299 motherboard, and Intel Core X-series processor. We are seeing amazing overclocking potential for these newly released hardware and we believe that more overclocking benchmark records will be achieved very soon by professional overclockers worldwide".

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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