An overclocker based in the US has got an impressive DDR5-7960 MHz speed on air cooling with Asrock’s Z690 Aqua OC motherboard. The result was impressive with an air-cooled system consisting of an Intel Core i9 12900K, Asrock Z690 Aqua OC motherboard and a TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB 16GB module. MllrKllr (via wccftech) is confident that he can get more when he switches to ln2 cooling.
ASRock’s Z690 Aqua series motherboards are ultra-premium options that sit at the top of the Asrock range. They compete with the likes of Asus Maximus Extreme, Gigabyte Extreme Waterforce and MSI Godlike. But interestingly, there are two Aqua variants, one of which is the OC version which has only two RAM slots. Oddly enough, such a motherboard also exists as a board designed for extreme overclocking without the need for all the bells and whistles that come with the flagship motherboard.
The memory team used was Group T-Force Delta RGB DDR5-6400 module rated 40-40-40-84 at 1.35V. It contains OC friendly SK Hynix IC. On a side note, we have this exact memory kit on hand for review and we’ll put it through our OC speed. Stay tuned for more in the coming days.
Overclockers are always striving for speed and benchmark scores. We have seen this happen in previous generations as well. At one time, DDR4-4000 was a great OC but over time, DDR4-5000 + became possible, even with XMP! DDR5 is still at its peak and will continue to improve in speed and delay. It’s only a matter of time before overclockers can break the 10000MHz barrier. As long as we can actually buy the goods!