Gigabyte sets a new DDR5 overclocking record with its TACHYON motherboard and AORUS DDR5 memory

MSI and Gigabyte are in the middle of an overclocking battle. Earlier this week, Kovan Yang, an overclocker for MSI was the first overclocker to officially validate an DDR5 memory overclock of over 10,000 MT/s on HWBOT (more info here). Now, an overclocker called HiCookie has managed to break this record using Gigabyte hardware, and it is likely that this new DDR5 record may be broken again in the near future.

HiCookie is a professional overclocker that works with Gigabyte, and now holds the DDR5 overclocking record with DDR5-10022 speeds at CL46-58-58-46-104-2 timings. This is a mere 16MT/s faster than MSI’s DDR5 record, though it is also worth noting that Gigabyte’s record has also been achieved with tighter memory timings.
Today’s DDR5 overclocking record was achieved using an i9-12900K processor with a Gigabyte TACHYON motherboard and Gigabyte AORUS series DDR5 memory. Both HiCookie an Kovan Jang have verified their DDR5 overclocks to HWBOT using oscilloscopes to ensure that their DDR5 memory overclocks are legitimate.

Expect faster DDR5 in the months (and years) to come

The PC market is still in the early days of DDR5, and there is plenty of space for memory manufacturers to produce stronger, more overclockable memory modules, motherboard manufacturers to improve their designs and CPU manufacturers to improve their DDR5 memory controllers.

In time, we expect overclockers to smash today’s records, and there is a good chance that more 10,000+ MT/s mememory overclocks will be attempted in the near future.

Last year XPG, ADATA’s gaming brand, confirmed that they planned to launch DDR5 modules with speeds of up to 12,600MT/s, which is above today’s DDR5 overclocking record (source). That alone proves that faster DDR5 memory modules are coming, and that we should expect a lot from future DDR5 memory modules. XPG expects DDR5 memory modules to run faster than today’s world record speeds out of the box before long.


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