Reviewed by: Antonis
Provided by: Crucial
It’s time for Crucial to renew their
Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM and, as can be expected, this can only be seen as
positive for us. Faster speeds, bigger sizes, and with prices becoming more and
more affordable this makes the transition to Z170 or X99 even easier, and as
you remember from my previous review the Ballistix Elite was only available in
one speed of 2666MHz.
Now this has changed with the arrival of
the updated Ballisits Elite that you can also find at the starting speed of
2666MHz, but now also at two new speeds of 3000Mhz and 3200Mhz. As always they
are available in single, dual or quad kits, and in 4GB and 8GB DIMMs. Note that
the 3200MHz RAM comes in a 4GB DIMM, and will have to be 4GB, 2x4GB, or 4x4GB
configurations. If you need more RAM you should look at the 3000Mhz kit that
comes in up to 8GB DIMMs.
The picture bellow will give you a better
idea on what is available.
Big thanks to Crucial for sending me the
3000MHz 4x8GB and the 3200MHz 4x4GB kits for this review. You can find more
about Crucial and their products by visiting their website, here.
Now I can start this review, and as always
I will begin with the packaging and its contents.
Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM
Let’s take a closer look at the packaging of
the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 RAM and its contents.
The packaging for the Crucial Ballistix Elite
DDR4 is exactly the same as the previous kits that I have tested and this also
applies for the 4x4GB 3200MHz kit.
The front side of the Crucial Ballisitx
Elite DDR4 RAM.
The rear side of the Crucial Ballistix
Elite DDR4 RAM
The information about timings and voltages
for the 3000MHz kit.
Also the information for the 3200MHz kit.
Let’s head to the next page where we
take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.