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G.Skill's Trident Z Royal DDR4 memory hit a whopping 6,666MHz on an ASUS ROG motherboard

By Hoots the Owl - on 24 May 2020, 5:24pm

G.Skill's Trident Z Royal DDR4 memory hit a whopping 6,666MHz on an ASUS ROG motherboard

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G.Skill is claiming yet another world record in overclocking. With some help from the ASUS ROG team, the company's Trident Z Royal DDR4 memory was overclocked to an eye-watering DDR4-6666 on an ASUS ROG Maximus XII APEX motherboard, ASUS' new overclocking-oriented Z490 motherboard. It was paired with the new Intel Core i9-10900K processor, and used liquid nitrogen cooling to achieve these extreme speeds. 

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The ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex features 16 power phases dedicated to the CPU Vcore, and it is topped by a huge heatsink to keep the power components cool. The DIMM slot configuration is interesting as well. There are just two, and they are positioned as close to the CPU socket as possible. This enables for shorter trace lengths to facilitate new overclocking records.

A new record was set on the CPU front as well, and the Intel chip was overclocked to a whopping 7.7GHz, thanks to a liquid helium setup. With overclockers like Jon "Elmore" Sandström and Pieter "Massman" Plaisier on board, the team broke the Intel Core architecture frequency record, the single-core Geekbench 4 record, and took global first place in the 10-core category in Geekbench 3, Cinebench R15, and wPrime 32M.