ivy bridge 3ghz memory Ivy Bridge can hit memory speeds of over 3GHz on four DIMMs

If you're into overclocking, then the news that Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge processors can reach memory speeds of over 3GHz is going to be exciting news in itself, but the fact that it can be done on four DIMMs is just insane. Intel has obviously done some serious improvements to the memory controller in Ivy Bridge compared to Sandy Bridge, but we're most likely going to have to wait to the launch to find out exactly what Intel has done.

If you're into overclocking, then the news that Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge processors can reach memory speeds of over 3GHz is going to be exciting news in itself, but the fact that it can be done on four DIMMs is just insane. Intel has obviously done some serious improvements to the memory controller in Ivy Bridge compared to Sandy Bridge, but we're most likely going to have to wait to the launch to find out exactly what Intel has done.

Overclocker Sin0822 has posted screenshots of a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard which has been paired up with an Intel Core i7-3770K running on a base clock of 102.37MHz. The memory is overclocked to an insane 3,276MHz using four unspecified G.Skill modules rated at 2,666MHz with a latency of 11-13-13-36 and a 2T command rate which isn't terrible latencies considering the high speed the modules are operating at.

ivy bridge 3ghz memory Ivy Bridge can hit memory speeds of over 3GHz on four DIMMs

Apparently the UEFI has a 29.33 divider for the memory, something you can't get with Sandy Bridge and this is part of the reason for the high memory overclock. Sin0822 also claims that higher speeds are possible using fewer DIMMs, so in other words, we can expect even higher memory overclocks in the future from the Ivy Bridge platform. It'll be interesting to see how high memory overclocks the Ivy Bridge platform will bring and we doubt we'll have to wait long for more record breaking memory overclocks. Hit the source links for more details and screenshots.

Source: Overclock.net, HWbot