G.SKILL Announces Zeta R5 DDR5 R-DIMM Memory Kits and OC World Cup 2023 Competition with $40,000 USD Total Cash Prize Pool
G.SKILL is thrilled to announce an all-new G.SKILL Zeta R5 memory series of high-performance, overclocked DDR5 R-DIMM memory kits. Designed for use with the latest unlocked Intel® Xeon® W-2400X and W-3400X series processors on respective Intel W790 chipset-based motherboards that has quad-channel and octo-channel memory support. Available in specifications up to DDR5-6400 CL32 and in large kit capacity of up to 256GB (32GBx8), the Zeta R5 series DDR5 R-DIMM memory kits are ideal for workstation systems built for content creation, 3D graphics, or scientific computing.
Bringing Memory Overclock Support to R-DIMM Memory
With the Intel W790 platform, memory overclock support to DDR5 R-DIMM memory is officially introduced, allowing workstation systems to achieve higher memory speeds than R-DIMM based on standard JEDEC specifications. Taking advantage of this new feature set, the G.SKILL Zeta R5 series DDR5 R-DIMM memory kits are equipped with Intel XMP 3.0 profiles for easy overclocking, allowing users to gain additional memory bandwidth and performance by simply enabling XMP in BIOS.
Breaking Barriers with 16GB Modules: DDR5-6400 CL32 128GB (16GBx8)
Pushing the performance limits on the latest Sapphire Rapids platform, the G.SKILL R&D team has developed ultra-fast memory specifications using 16GB DDR5 R-DIMM memory modules up to DDR5-6400 CL32-39-39-102 with large 128GB (16GBx8) kit capacity configurations. With this memory kit on the ASUS Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE motherboard in 8-channel memory and the Intel® Xeon® W9-3495X processor, the memory bandwidth reaches an astounding 303GB/s read, 227GB/s write, and 257GB/s copy speed in the AIDA64 memory bandwidth benchmark, as seen in the screenshot below.
* Memory bandwidth test results may vary due to hardware configurations, BIOS versions, system settings, or test parameters.
Massive Capacity, High-Speed 8-Channel Memory at DDR5-6000 CL30 256GB (32GBx8)
For workstations that require high memory capacity, the G.SKILL Zeta R5 memory series also offers 32GBx8 kit capacity configurations for a total of 256GB, reaching overclocked speeds of up to DDR5-6000 CL30-38-38-96.
Demonstrating the Bandwidth Potential of R-DIMM Overclocked at DDR5-6800
Dedicated to developing the fastest possible memory, G.SKILL is also demonstrating the high bandwidth potential of overclocking R-DIMM to DDR5-6800 CL34-45-45-108 in 8-channel on the ASUS Pro WS W790E-SAGE SE motherboard and an Intel® Xeon® W9-3495X processor, reaching an insane 315GB/s read, 228GB/s write, and 262GB/s copy speed in the AIDA64 memory bandwidth benchmark. While the DDR5-6800 memory is not a launch specification, this shows the potential capabilities of the new Intel W790 platform.
Availability & XMP 3.0 Support
The G.SKILL Zeta R5 series high-performance, overclocked DDR5 R-DIMM memory kits support the latest Intel XMP 3.0 memory overclocking profile support for easy memory overclocking via the motherboard BIOS, and reaching the rated XMP overclock specifications would depend on the compatibility and capability of the unlocked Intel® Xeon® W-2400X and W-3400X series processors and the respective Intel W790 chipset motherboards. These memory kits will roll out to G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners from March 2023.
G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading brand of performance overclock memory and PC components, is excited to announce the return of the 7th Annual OC World Cup 2023, after a 3-year hiatus. The G.SKILL OC World Cup extreme overclocking competition will begin with the Online Qualifier stage, held from March 1, 2023 until April 5, 2023 on hwbot.org. Then the top 9 overclockers of the online qualifier will become finalists, who are qualified to join the live competition at the G.SKILL booth during Computex 2023 week from May 30, 2023 to June 2, 2023 and compete for a portion of the $40,000 USD total cash prize pool, with the OC Champion title taking home $10,000 USD!
Most Anticipated Extreme Overclocking Event of the Year
With the participation of top extreme overclockers from around the world and carefully crafted rules designed to test the ability of each overclocker, the G.SKILL OC World Cup is considered to be one of the most challenging overclocking competition by professional overclockers. The G.SKILL OC World Cup consists of three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Final. The top 9 overclockers of the Online Qualifier will be eligible to enter the Live Qualifier stage during the week of Computex 2023 at the G.SKILL booth, and the top 3 overclockers from the Live Qualifier stage will compete for the title of OC Champion in the Grand Final.
Online Qualifier: March 1, 2023 to April 5, 2023
Live Qualifier: May 30, 2023 to June 1, 2023
Grand Final: June 2, 2023
Online Qualifier Stage
The Online Qualifier stage will be hosted on hwbot.org between March 1, 2023 and April 5, 2023. This stage is open to all overclockers worldwide, and participants must use G.SKILL memory kits and designated Intel platforms to submit results across 4 overclock categories that tests each overclocker's skills: Highest Memory Frequency, Cinebench R15, Y-Cruncher – Pi-2.5b, and SuperPi 32M. For more event details and rules, as well as to participate in the Online Qualifier stage of the OC World Cup 2023, please visit the competition webpage at: https://esports.hwbot.org/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2023_online_qualifier
$40,000 USD Total Cash Prize Pool
For over a decade, G.SKILL has been involved with the overclocking community. To give back to the extreme overclocking community, G.SKILL is raising the total cash prize pool to $40,000 USD for OC World Cup 2023, a substantial increase from $25,000 in 2019 and one of the largest total cash prize pool among OC competition events. And following the tradition of the OC World Cup competition, the OC Champion of the Grand Final will take home the whopping grand prize of $10,000 USD – the largest single cash prize sum in the overclocking community.
7th Annual OC World Cup 2023 Prize Breakdown
OC Champion: $10,000 USD
2nd Place: $6,500 USD
3rd Place: $5,000 USD
4th Place: $4,200 USD
5th Place: $3,400 USD
6th Place: $3,000 USD
7th Place: $2,800 USD
8th Place: $2,600 USD
9th Place: $2,500 USD
Additionally, each of the top 9 overclockers in the Online Qualifier will receive a DDR5-7800 32GB (16GBx2) memory kit.
Furthermore, 3 lucky participants who complete all stages of the Online Qualifier will be randomly selected to win a DDR5-7200 32GB (16GBx2) memory kit.