Some folks at Coolaler got busy this week and tried to see if they could set a new overclocking record.
Rather than pushing a CPU beyond its limits though, they chose to test the limits of a quad-module memory kit.
It was G.Skill that provided the RAM (four 4G DDR3-2600 modules), while a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard ran an Intel Core i7-3770K “Ivy Bridge” CPU.
The speed achieved was 3,077 MHz and things get even more interesting when considering that the entire setup was air-cooled.
This is the second record that G.Skill memory is used for in the past two months.
Back at the beginning of March, an overclocker managed to drive a dual-channel kit to 3736MHz.
We are fairly certain that this is not the last we hear about overclocking feats accomplished on or with Intel Ivy Bridge central processing units.