DDR4 is one of the major advancements announced yesterday which will benefit computer systems in many years to come. Along with some benefits, it also starts a new competition of overclocking among professional overclockers and hardware companies. DDR3 memory had pretty reached its ceiling in terms of overclocking. Only a day after its announcement, G.Skill reveals that their Ripjaws 4 memory kit has set a new record by hitting 4004 GHz memory clock.
G.Skill’s in-house overclocker “Shamino” took their new Ripjaws 4 memory to these speeds using LN2 cooling. Other components used in this record setting run include ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard and Core i7-5930K. He used only one 4GB stick from Ripjaws 4 2133 MHz memory kit. It comes with 15-15-15 timings but in order to achieve 4004 MHz, the timings were loosened to 17-25-29. G.Skill has not revealed the voltage used to achieve these clocks but its surely above the stock 1.2v that DDR4 kits come with.