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Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 Memory Kit Review

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Posted February 25, 2015 by Sandy Bruce in RAM

Overview

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Release Date: Q1'15
 
Price at time of Review: $279
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Heat spreaders, competitive pricing, overclocking ability, stock performance
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Overclocking not beneficial
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Extreme overclockers seems to be the target audience of this kit yet Crucial offers a welcoming appearance and solid stock performance for the rest of us. "Break World Records and they will come.", a play on a old movie called Field of Dreams may be the key.
by Sandy Bruce
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Introduction

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Due to limited platform support (X99 only), combined with the prohibitively high price tag of getting an X99 based system up and running, adaption of DDR4 was a bit slow in 2014. This year stands to bring an acceleration of DDR4 production, more manufacturers are cranking out wider varieties, and new performance kits are leading to a slight decrease in a price per GB. The other two-thirds of the start up equation is also treading in a favorable direction as boards go on sale and Haswell-E can be bundled with a board purchase to shave a little more off.

Crucial, a leader in all things memory has already released Jedec DDR4 2133 kits, the lower profile DDR4 Ballistix Sport variants and now look to the top end with the Ballistx Elite DDR4 2666. Ballistix Elite has been looked at as some of the best memory on the market as each chip is hand picked. This binning process allows Crucial to create a product that can withstand pressures of world class overclocking.

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Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. We make computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs), and offer more than 250,000 upgrades for over 50,000 systems. For 17 years, we’ve sought to provide the Crucial Difference — award-winning products, outstanding support, and a team of memory and storage experts who explain complex lingo in everyday terms. We’re here to help improve the performance of your system.

 

 

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