Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

Posted 21 August 2016 13:40 CEST by Antonis Sapanidis


Adjusting timings and speed


I will admit that I am not a fan when it comes to overclocking memory, as from personal experience I learnt that in many cases it creates more problems to be solved, and the difference most of the time will be insignificant for the amount of time that you have invested trying to overclock your RAM. I have however decided that I would be interested in seeing what this DDR4 RAM from Crucial can do. I will start by say that with my motherboard been able to reach a maximum speed of 3333MHz, according to what ASUS says in the box, I wasn’t really thinking that I could push them higher, and very quickly this was verified. So I decided to play a little with the timings, so let’s see if they make any difference.

In this set of tests I will be running the test five times and present you the average result. Below are the results, and as you can see the default speed with tighter timings is the way to go.

As we can see there is a small improvement with tighter timings.

Also the latency shows some improvement.


Let’s also take a look at the result that I got with WinRAR, and see if there is any improvement when you start to push your RAM

But the results with WinRAR are not that impressive.

Overall it might be worth letting the memory run with its XMP profile, and being happy with that.


Let’s head to the final page of this DDR4 RAM presentation. settings

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