Hynix MFR are without any doubt the cheesiest of the DDR3 memory ICs. If not packed on sticks of 8GB, the performance is usually inferior to Samsung, PSC or BBSE. But they can clock oh-so high! The Hynix MFR DDR3 frequency race has been part of overclocking for over a year now. When Haswell launched, we saw the first DDR3-4000 validation on ASRock motherboards and by the end of launch day Coldest had the top score with 2027.6 MHz.
As the competition continued that week, NickShih held the top score from June until August with 2145.2 MHz on the ASRock Z87M OC Formula. In August, TeamAU set a near unbeatable score with DDR3-4404 on the Maximus VI Impact; a score that would only be challenge at Computex this year.
We had to wait until the release of the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force LN2 to see new heights in DDR3 overclocking. The in-house overclocking team formed by HiCookie and Sofos1990 demoed the motherboard at the Computex 2014 overclocking competitions and showed what it was capable of in terms of memory overclocking. First came DDR3-4500 and yesterday Sofos1990 also hit the DDR3-4600 mark. Impressive!
For more information on the history of memory frequency overclocking at HWBOT, check out our Memory Clock benchmark page.