Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

 

AIDA 64 memory benchmark

AIDA 64 among its many other very useful diagnostic features,
allows us to benchmark the speed of DRAM. The test measures DRAM read, write,
copy speed, and DRAM latency.

Read test

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

There isn’t a huge difference in read speeds here, but it is
clear to see that the higher the DRAM clock speed, the better the performance.

Write test

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

Once again, the faster the DRAM is clocked, the better the
performance.

Memory copy

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

Yet again, the trend tends to suggest that performance
increases with more highly clocked DRAM.

Memory latency

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

It is clear to see that the DRAM with tightest timings also
proved to have the lowest latency.

 


MAXON Cinebench R15

MAXON Cinebench has couple of very useful benchmarks for
measuring CPU and GPU performance. The reason I’m running this benchmark is to
find out if increased DRAM performance also results in better CPU and GPU
performance.

For these tests, the SkyLake 6700K CPU was overclocked to
4.6GHz, and I’m also using a discrete graphics card, an Nvidia GTX1060 with 6GB
of GDDR5.

Cinebench CPU test (multi threaded).

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

There isn’t much of a performance difference between the
various DRAM clock speeds, although the fastest DRAM does produce the best
performance.

Cinebench GPU test

The Cinebench GPU test measures OpenGL performance.

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

The trend tends to show that the more highly clocked DRAM
produces the best performance. Tight DRAM timings also appear to boost OpenGL
performance.


WinRAR memory benchmark

The WinRAR memory benchmark compresses and decompresses test
data to DRAM, and measures the throughput in KB/s.

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 16GB Memory Review

The Corsair DRAM is rated faster than the Crucial Ballistix
Sport by default, so it is no surprise to see it performing better.

 

That concludes the tests; let’s head to the final page
for my thoughts and conclusion.