The acclaimed overclocker SafeDisk achieved the highest DDR5 memory overclock record on the AM5 platform, utilizing the AMD Ryzen 7 8700G APU with ASUS’s ROG Crosshair X670E GENE motherboard.
Recently, Gigabyte set a DDR5 overclock record of 10346 using an AMD Ryzen 7 8700G APU and the B650E AORUS Tachyon motherboard. However, ASUS’s in-house overclocking expert, SafeDisk, swiftly surpassed that achievement with a new overclock using the ROG Crosshair X670E GENE motherboard.
The most recent achievement pushes DDR5 memory speeds on the AM5 platform even higher. During the overclocking session, a pair of G.Skill Trident Z5 (F5-7800J3646H16G) memory sticks operated at a default CL36 7800 MT/s speed at 1.45V. Utilizing a standard liquid cooler, it’s worth noting that the VRMs on the motherboard had the heatsink removed. SafeDisk successfully attained a record DDR5-10600 overclock with the dual-DIMM setup, maintaining the same voltages and timings of 50-62-62-127-127. The overclock seamlessly booted into the operating system, and SafeDisk mentioned that the entire overclocking procedure was remarkably straightforward.
There was no BCLK adjustment, and it’s noteworthy to highlight this because there appears to be a bug in the latest AGESA BIOS firmware, potentially displaying a higher DDR5 memory clock that doesn’t reflect the actual situation.Confirmation was obtained using an oscilloscope, and altering the EX-clock (BCLK) in the BIOS settings had no impact on the memory clock. This implies that Gigabyte’s test result isn’t accurate, while SafeDisk’s result provides a more truthful representation. The bug is evident in the recently released AGESA 18.104.22.168b version, which, released a few weeks ago, claims to provide optimized support for AMD’s Ryzen 8000G APU family.
Following this DDR5-10600 memory overclock record, it appears that AMD holds an advantage over Intel in the dual-channel extreme memory overclocking segment. Intel has reached DDR5-10382 speeds on a dual-channel setup, whereas AMD’s AM5 platform now boasts DDR5-10600, suggesting this could be the beginning of a trend.