On MSI Z390I Gaming Edge AC and Core i-9900K
Just a few days after ADATA posted its own record, MSI and Toppc have broken it once again, hitting a rather incredible 5,608MHz.
New overclocking record
ADATA was proud to announce that its XPG Spectrix D80 RGB memory module has hit 5,584MHz while running on a 9th generation Core i9 CU and Z390 motherboard.
Enough for 9,275 score in Time Spy Extreme
While most reviews have focused on the automated way to scan for the maximum stable overclock, Vince "K|NGP|N" Lucido was quite keen to pour some LN2 on the GTX 2080 Ti FE, pushing it to impressive 2,415MHZ for the GPU and 8,658MHz for the memory.
But only on one core
While extreme LN2 overclocking might not be the real representation on how good a CPU is, it is still nice to see how far these chips can be pushed, and Indonesian OC site, with a team led by IvanCupa, managed to push a single core of the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper to an impressive 5.955GHz.
By Roman "Der8auer" Hartung
We already had a hunch that Intel's 40th anniversary Core i7-8086K could be an impressive overclocker and Roman "Der8auer" Hartung has already delidded it and overclocked it to an impressive 7,243MHz under LN2.
Standalone VRM board
EVGA has now officially launched the fifth generation of its EPOWER board, a standalone VRM board that provides additional power for graphics cards and motherboards.
A sign of things to come
During its Capsaicin event at the Siggraph 2017 show, AMD brought a well-known overclocker Alva Jonathan, who managed to push the new Threadripper 1950X up to almost 5.2GHz on LN2.
With a single G.Skill Trident Z 8GB module
AMD has been working on optimizing memory performance on its AM4 platform and it appears it has been doing a good job as, thanks to an overclocker from Australia, DDR4 managed to finally break the 4,000 limit with Gigabyte X370 motherboard, Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and G.Skill's 8GB Trident Z DDR4 memory module.
Motherboard manufacturers or Intel to blame?
A well-known overclocker, der8auer, went out on a limb saying that current motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset are not properly designed and due to high-temperature VRM, and mostly due to a bad heatsink design, are an overclocking nightmare.
On MSI X299 motherboard and Intel Core i7-7740X CPU
G.Skill has been recently pushing the memory envelope hard, and with the latest DDR4 memory it has moved the frequency mark to a whole new level but today it told us that its DDR4 memory managed to break a record at 5,500MHz.