Reviewed by: Antonis
Provided by: Crucial.eu
There are some people out there that don’t
want to compromise, and are willing to pay extra to get the best that they can,
not only for performance, but also for aesthetics. The Crucial Ballistix Elite
is the top of the line DDR4 memory that Crucial currently has to offer to those
that seek the maximum out of their system. As we can see in the picture below
the Crucial Ballistix Elite has a very interesting design, and performance
should be there for those that want it. This memory kit is able to work at
2666MHz at 1.2V with the XPM2 profile enabled, so the main question that needs
to be answered here is how it can compare against the other DDR4 RAM that I
But before we move on to the pricing and
also before I start this review there is one extra thing that Crucial offers with
this RAM, this is the M.O.D. software. You can get it here, and
below you can see a picture that displays the capabilities of the software.
There are five major options on the left
side of the M.O.D. software. We can have a quick look at the SPD data, and the
temperature as seen in the picture below.
The ‘Lights’ tab has no function since this
kit doesn’t have any LED, so we move on to the ‘Settings’ tab, and as expected
you are given the option to change some major settings and also to change some
warnings, as shown in the picture below.
Now let’s take a quick look at the pricing
of the Crucial Ballistix Elite RAM. On the Crucial EU site a 4GB stick starts
at €87.59 including VAT ($76.99 US Dollars) as always though you can expect to
get better prices from your local retailer. I can say that the Crucial
Ballistix Elite also has an elite price, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
We’ll start by taking a look at the
packaging, the RAM, and then move forwards to the tests.
It’s hard not have heard of the name
Crucial, but if you don’t know anything about them, or you want to learn more
about Crucial, you only need to click the link here.
Now let’s start this review by taking a
close look at the packaging of the Crucial Ballistix Elite 2666MHz DDR4 RAM.
Crucial Ballistix Elite 2666MHz 4x4GB DDR4 RAM
Let’s start by taking a closer look at the
package and what it comes shipped with.
As we have already seen with the Ballistix
Sport RAM the packaging continues to have the very basic information about the
RAM kit and their operating voltages. You can see the timing on the sticker and
the box contains all four modules.
A look at both sides of the Crucial Ballistix
Elite 2666MHz DDR4 RAM.
The front side of the Crucial Ballistix Elite
The reverse side of the Crucial Ballistix Elite,
and towards the right side there is a small sticker that has all the basic
We can see the timings, the voltages, the
fact that the RAM is lead free, and that it has an XMP profile.
a quick look at the sticker that is located on the top left of the plastic
Here is a more detailed look at the Crucial
Ballistix Elite RAM, as we can see it’s a 4x4GB kit at 1.2V with default
timings of 16-17-17-36 at 2666Mhz.
Let’s move on and see what the Crucial shop
has to offer when it comes to RAM.