A stick of HyperX RAM has set a new world record for the fastest clock speeds on a memory module, coming in at a blistering 7156MHz.
The overclocking achievement was made by Taiwanese builder Kovan Yang, as part of a team effort by the MSI OC Team to take the lead in the HWBOT tables.
Using an 8GB module of HyperX Predator DDR4 RAM (sitting in an MSI MEG Z590i Unify mobo with an 11th Gen Intel i9-11900KF @ 3.5 GHz), Yang was able to push the stick way past its 4600MHz sticker frequency.
To handle the extreme heat caused by overclocking a RAM module to this extent, Yang used liquid nitrogen as a coolant in a specially modified heatsink, radiator and coolant pump system. So don't expect to be able to pop open your case and do this at home without some extensive reading. It also doesn't look quite as flashy as the RGB LED casing the RAM usually comes in, but it has a certain aesthetic appeal if you like to wear a white coat and goggles while gaming.
“We are extremely thrilled and humbled to be part of this exemplary DDR4 overclocking achievement,” said Kristy Ernt, DRAM business manager at HyperX. “Our engineers work continuously to improve higher-speed memory yields to bring faster solutions by pushing boundaries that break performance records and bring best-in-class products to our gaming memory community.”
The HyperX Predator DDR4 range has expanded its available stock clock speeds to 4800MHz, so you don't have to go digging around with subzero liquid coolant systems.