G.Skill sent out a cheery email on Monday announcing that it has set a new world record for DDR4 memory frequency overclock speed. Using a single 4GB stick of Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 memory in single-channel mode, the company has hit a DDR4 memory frequency of 4,255MHz CL 18-18-18.
The feat was achieved on an Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboard (X99 chipset) with an Intel i7-5960X processor using a liquid nitrogen cooling system. The X99 chipset supports quad-channel memory, but a single-stick configuration is better suited for frequency record-setting.
Are you going to be running DDR4 at this speed on a typical gaming PC? Of course not. In other words, this is all a bit of a marketing ploy, but it's a cool ploy nonetheless. Our RAM feels just a bit sluggish today, for some reason...
Check out the full CPU-Z validation of the record below.
Fresh rumors point to a new addition to the "Battlefield” first-person-shooter video game franchise that isn’t developed by EA DICE.
With the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, just around the corner, rumors of games yet to be announced continue to make their way around the rumor mill. Of the most compelling is the possibility of Electronics Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) unveiling a new police-themed addition to the "Battlefield” franchise, which the video game community has tentatively called "Battlefield: S.W.A.T.”
Rumors of a police-themed "Battlefield” game surfaced back in February 2014 under the project name "Havana,” according to Polygon. However, recent tweets from Shinobi602 has raised interest towards "Battlefield: S.W.A.T.” a couple weeks before 2014 E3.
On the surface, the tweet doesn’t say much that hasn’t been said already. However, Shinobi602 has recently also been responsible for leaking "Halo 5: Guardians” details before the media embargo was officially lifted, according to OnlySP.