The Crucial Ballistix Elite continues to be
an excellent choice when it comes to DDR4 RAM, which you can get in sizes from
4GB up to 32GB, with starting speeds from 2666MHz and moving up to 3200MHz. The
look of the Ballistix Elite continues to be very impressive, and the same also
applies to the overall build quality. Pricing is the only variable, and at the
time of writing the review you can find the 4x8GB 3000MHz kit at €236.39 in the
EU and in the US at $219.99. For the 4x4GB the pricing is €154.79 and $143.99.
All prices were checked at the time of writing this review from the Crucial web
store and as always your local reseller or online store might have more
aggressive pricing. It’s also clear the pricing is a little high for many
people, but we have to remember that this is the best product that Crucial has
to offer and as always this comes at a premium price. With that premium you can
also monitor your RAM temperatures using the M.O.D.
software. As always there is the lifetime warranty, and an XMP2 profile that
works out of the box perfectly, at least with my setup. If I am honest I was
expecting to have some issues with the ASUS X99-A motherboard, since the
maximum speed that it can do with DDR4 RAM is 3333MHz, but both kits worked perfectly
out of the box. I had no luck pushing them any further, and that probably has
to do with my motherboard, but overall I did not feel like I needed any extra
The final sentence is that the Crucial
Ballistix Elite DDR4 continues to deliver top performance, with great build
quality and also a very attractive look.
Both of the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4
kits, the 3000MHz and the 3200MHz take the ‘Excellent Award’.
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