Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

Posted 21 August 2016 13:40 CEST by Antonis Sapanidis

Test machine

For this presentation I will be using a computer with the following configuration:


  • Motherboard: ASUS X99-A
  • CPU: Intel i7-5820K @ 4.25Ghz (125*34)
  • CPU cooler: Corsair H100i GTX
  • RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 3000MHz DDR4
  • VGA: MSI Gaming GTX 960 2GB
  • PSU: Seasonic M12II 750W
  • HDD1: HyperX Fury 240GB (OS Drive)
  • OS: Windows 10

Test applications

To test the performance of the Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM, I will be using the following test applications in this quick first look.


We all know and use WinRAR, as it's one of the best compression programs, but it also has a build in benchmark feature, so I let it run for two minutes and here are the results for the Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM. You can compare the results with other RAM that I have tested.

The performance of Crucial Ballistix Tactical RAM is very good.


AIDA 64 is great software. It can help you identify your hardware, it can test your system for stability, and you can also use it to do benchmarks. For this test I will be using the memory benchmarking features of AIDA 64, I will be running the test five times and present the average result. Below are the results for memory read/write/copy and also latency.

In this test the result is excellent.

Again for the latency test the Crucial Ballistix Tactical gave a very good result.

Cinebench R15

Cinebench is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities, and with this test we can see if there is a difference in performance.

The result is very good. In this test we can see that the memory speed doesn’t always improve the result.


Crystal Disk Mark doesn't need an introduction, it's a benchmark tool that I have used in all my reviews from SSDs to USB flash drives, in this case it will be used to benchmark the virtual disk that is created in the system memory. The size of the virtual disk is set to 10GB using Softperfect RAM Disk, you can get it here, and I will be running the test five times and present you the average.

Let me start by comparing the read results with other RAM that I have tested so far

Read test results.

Write test results.

The Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM gives excellent results.


Let’s head to the next page and see what happens when you play with timings and the memory speed. settings

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