G.Skill is once again touting a world memory frequency record after an overclocker pushed the company's TridentX RAM to an astonishing 4400MHz. The TridentX Series is recognized as some of the fastest RAM available, culminating in a 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-3000 kit rated at CL12-14-14-35 at 1.65V. To achieve the world record in memory frequency, overclocker James "YoungPro" Trevaskis from TeamAU used a single stick from the aforementioned kit, which of course required exotic cooling.
For some, the use of liquid nitrogen and the impracticality of sustaining a world record frequency renders the hobby uninteresting, but for those who chase speed records -- and the companies who supply the parts -- the achievements are heavily touted and the competition quite stiff.
In this case, the record was achieved using a 4th Generation intel Core i7 4770K processor, Asus Maximus Vi Impact motherboard, and a "steady flow" of LN2. The new record blows past the previous one set by a TridentX kit, which reached 3900MHz.