Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

Test machine

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

Hardware:

  • Motherboard: ASUS X99-A
  • CPU: Intel
    i7-5820K @ 4.25Ghz (125*34)
  • CPU cooler: Corsair H100i GTX
  • RAM: Crucial
    Ballistix Tactical 3000MHz 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 Crucial Ballistix
Tactical DDR4 RAM, I will be using the following test applications in this
quick first look.


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 Crucial Ballistix
Tactical DDR4 RAM. You can compare the results with other RAM that I have
tested.

Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

The performance of Crucial Ballistix Tactical
RAM is very good.


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.

Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

In this test the result is excellent.

Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

Again for the latency test the Crucial
Ballistix Tactical gave a very good result.


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.

Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

The result is very good. In this test we
can see that the memory speed doesn’t always improve the result.


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, 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

Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

Read
test results.

Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

Write
test results.

The Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM gives
excellent results.

 

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