G.SKILL DDR4 memory kits broke 13 world records by several world-renowned overclockers including Toppc, Kingpin, and Splave at the conclusion of COMPUTEX 2018. The world-record breaking G.SKILL DDR4 memory kits pack high-performance Samsung 8Gb flash components. Using the latest Intel processors and motherboards, G.SKILL DDR4 memory once again proves to be the best in extreme performance.
New Memory World Record at DDR4-5543MHz
Toppc broke the memory world record by overclocking the G.SKILL Trident Z RGB memory to DDR4-5543MHz on an MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard paired with an Intel Core i7-8700K processor. One the same day, Kovan Yang also overclocked the Trident Z RGB to DDR4-5541MHz on an MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard paired with an Intel Core i7-7740X processor which landed second place in the world records.
A total of 13 overclocking records have been achieved at the COMPUTEX 2018 showing the extreme-performance capabilities of G.SKILL memory. See the list of new world records below.
8th Generation Intel Core Processors on Z170 Chipset
On the other hand, the overclocking setup used by Splave that broke nine world records consists of the new limited-edition Intel Core i7-8086K processor on an ASRock Z170M OC Formula motherboard. While the product page of the motherboard doesn’t state it supports the new processor or any of the 8th generation Intel Core processors, this may just prove that it is indeed possible to use the 8th generation Intel Core processors on the older Intel 100 and Intel 200 Series chipset-based motherboards.
While there were rumours of modded BIOS version that made is possible for the Intel Core i3-8350K to work with a Z170 motherboard before, there are still no official statements that guarantee or prove the compatibility of 8th generation Intel Core processors with Z270 and Z170 motherboards as of this writing.