Although with a bit of cheating we have already been able to see a 11GHz RAMand that is to say that SEBY9123, an American known for this type of feat, achieved the fastest memory in the world by doing overclocking and surpassing the previous record, which was also achieved thanks to this “trick”.
For now, we can’t say we’ve made RAM memories with this speed, but it shows that we’re not far from going to market with this natively and safely.
The fastest RAM reaches 11 GHz
The record was reached by an expert user in overclocking, which is not the first time that something like this has surprised us. used a i9-13900K processor
The actual frequency reached was a DDR5 at 11,202 MHz with its corresponding memory controller speed of 5601 MHz. This figure is far above what memory modules and controllers integrated into Intel or AMD processors can currently support.
so far the previous world record DDR5 memory speed was 5567.5 MHz (11135 MT/s), which was made by Hicookie. The difference is not very big since they use techniques that squeeze the RAM to 100%, which a normal user could not do since we generally do not have components of these characteristics or liquid nitrogen to handy, for example.
This leads us to believe that with the current evolution of all components, we will soon see this record broken again.
Samsung has already told us about its GDDR7 36 GbpsTherefore, sooner or later we will see a new jump in speed and quality in RAM memories, which will lead these users to be able to break records again in a much greater way. For now, we are left with this curiosity waiting for new data, who will be the next to beat it? Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, I don’t know if we will be able to take advantage of so much power, although they always surprise us with new uses.
Will we be able to achieve this speed in commercial products?
As we always say, the records achieved by overclocking have little to do with what, in the end, 99.9% of users have on our home PCs; however, if memory manufacturers sponsor these competitions, it is because they are interested in seeing how far their products can go under good conditions, and from there they can then try to “extend” their performance to commercial products.
But to answer the question, in the short and medium term it would be difficult to find such fast RAM memory, even if it is true that in the future and especially in later generations of RAM memory it is not not an unreachable figure; After all, with DDR5 RAM, we’re already seeing speeds twice that of DDR4, so when DDR6 arrives, it wouldn’t be an unusual sight to see.