Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM review

Test machine

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

Hardware:

  • Motherboard: ASUS X99-A
  • CPU: Intel
    i7-5820K @ 4.4Ghz
  • CPU cooler: Corsair H100i GTX
  • RAM: Ballistix
    Sport LT 4x4GB 2666MHz 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 Ballistix
Sport LT DDR4 RAM, I will be using the following test applications in this
quick first look.

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WinRAR

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 Ballistix Sport
LT DDR4 RAM.

You can compare the results with other RAM
that I have tested.

Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM review

The performance of Ballistix Sport LT RAM
is very good and also very close to the performance of the 3000MHz Tactical kit
that I tested.

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AIDA 64

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.

Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM review

In this test the result is again very good.

Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM review

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In the latency test the Ballistix Sport LT
2666Mhz kit gave a result that is simply acceptable.


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.

Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM review

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This is a mainly CPU intensive test, but we
can see that the new Ballsitx Sport LT RAM is performing very well.


CrystalDiskMark

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, and 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

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Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM review

Read
test results.

Ballistix sport LT 2666MHZ DDR4 RAM review

Write
test results.

The Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 RAM continues to
give very good results for both read and write tests.

 

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

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