Some things never get old. For us at Crucial, resetting a world record for overclocking speeds is still thrilling after smashing the record for the sixth time in 18 months.
A competitive overclocker used Crucial Ballistix MAX gaming DRAM to hit a scorching 6,666MT/s, the fastest ever for DDR4 modules. The record-breaking frequency is posted on HWBOT and the valid CPU-Z screenshot can be found here.
There's a reason for Crucial's dominance on the leaderboard. We are vertically integrated with Micron, a global leader in memory and storage innovation. Unlike competitors, we design, engineer, and manufacture memory from sand to silicon to system. Our modules are designed and tested in-house, before receiving an additional round of custom-tuning at the die level from Micron engineers. No other gaming memory makes their own components or has that level of control to squeeze the most performance from their modules, said Teresa Kelley, VP and GM of Micron’s Consumer Products Group.
"Crucial Ballistix continues its string of successes with its sixth DDR4 overclocking world record set in the past 18 months," Kelley said. "We’re resetting the bar for gaming memory performance thanks to Micron’s four decades of engineering innovation, culminating in the custom-tuned Micron die used to break another overclocking world record."
The world record was set by the overclocker Bianbao XE with ASUS, who is currently ranked No. 1 among more than 2,200 competitive overclockers on hwbot.org.
Here's the full record-breaking parts list: