When I woke up this morning, I had already believed that the DDR3-1600 memory in my rig was slow, but here comes a couple of pro-overclockers to really stick it to me. Earlier this month, HiCookie took a kit of G.SKILL’s TridentX 4GB modules and pushed them to DDR3-3354 speeds (1,677MHz) with an ultra-low CAS latency of 11. By comparison, DDR3-2133 kits generally roll with the same CAS latency.
As impressive as that is, though, Christian Ney pushed things even further with a kit of 2GB modules. He reached staggering DDR3-3900 speeds (1,950MHz) with a CAS latency of 14. DDR3-3900! With this, he now ranks first for both the DDR3 and global categories.
As you might imagine, all of this was done with the help of liquid nitrogen and a good dose of patience (I’m sure).