DDR4 Memory Overclocked to 4605MHz by MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Mainboard
When it comes to DDR4 memory overclocking, it is a race that keeps getting hotter every day. We get products being tested and competed to give you a comparative analysis and in the process MSI has pulled off a birdie.
On the MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Mainboard, two memory modules were used in dual channel mode and as a result the DDR4 was over clocked to as much as a whopping 4605MHz.
They used two Adata XPG 4GB PC4-17100 (2133MHz) flash storage modules on the MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium mainboard and Intel Core i7-6700K processor (engineering sample).
However, in order to make the feat possible, the overclocker Toppc had to disable the Hyper-Threading technology as well as two x86 cores.
Not just that, the CPU was also downclocked to 891.41MHz in order to get a smooth result. As the pros would have expected, the voltage was also upped to 1.416V and liquid nitrogen used for cooling purposes.
Those of you who are well acquainted with DDR4 memory overclocking would know that downclocking the CPU to 891.41MHz would have rendered it unusable but that was required for the test to be completed.
On the topic of overclocking the DDR4 Memory to 4605 Mhz, MSI says that MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium benefits heavily from a DDR4 Boost technology.