MSI sets a new world record by overclocking DDR4 memory to 7200 MHz on the MEG Z590 Unify-X motherboard.
With the new MSI MEG Z590 Unify-X motherboard, a new world record has been set by achieving the highest frequency recorded with DDR4 memory. During the launch of the Intel Rocket Lake Desktop platform, MSI achieved a world record DDR4 7156 MHz overclock with its MEG Z590I Unify motherboard. Now, MSI’s renowned overclocker, Taiwanese Toppc, has grown to achieve the fastest DDR4 memory frequency ever. Using Kingston’s HyperX Predator 16GB (8GB x 2) memory with the MEG Z590 Unify-X, Toppc reached DDR4 7200 MHz on that motherboard.
In order to overclock DDR4 DIMMs and fine-tune the IMC, the Intel Core i9-11900K was enabled with only 2 cores and 2 threads enabled and reduced to 1.5 GHz with a voltage supply of 1.505V. Overclocking was provided on LN2 cooling and timings for DDR4 DIMMs were set to CL58-63-63-63-2 3600 MHz (1:27). As for the motherboard itself, the MSI MEG Z590 Unify-X is designed to reach memory world records. You can also see the CPU-Z validation of DDR4 7200 MHz overclocking in the screenshot below:
The motherboard has two DDR4 DIMM slots. This makes it perfect for memory overclockers, while it has a crazy 16 + 2 stage VRM design with a 90A power design. It also uses an 8-layer PCB with a 2-ounce copper design. It should be noted that the product will be released with both standard Unify and OC ready Unify-X designs.
Prices for the motherboard will range from around $ 300-350, and a launch is expected soon.