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Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G36C16U4W 3600 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, White

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In this set of two, the memory can be used in dual-channel mode if the mainboard offers the appropriate support. From a top side view, they look very industrial and mechanical like, with the ‘Ballistix’ branding smack in the middle. As the Thaiphoon Burner screenshot shows, this specific kit of memory is composed of Micron E-Die ICs. We have engineered high-quality memory and storage for more than 25 years, making us a powerful ally in any battle. Since the GPU side is so well optimised, our high-end setup is memory sensitive even at 1080p Ultra High settings.

Although other options have always been available, when it comes to overclocking and performance, there is simply no competition. The specific kit we are looking at today is the Crucial Ballistix 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Desktop Gaming Memory (Black) BL2K8G36C16U4B kit.For our COLORFUL CVN Guardian review, we saw solid black lines from rolling shutter intersecting with PWM flicker at 1/3000th of a second shutter speed. The top bar has a rectangular fin design and is held to the heat spreaders with two screws on each side.

As we stated in the introduction, we are used to seeing Samsung B-Die ICs on enthusiast-level PC memory. Crucial launched the Ballistix Elite with a very attractive matte black heat sink design and no LED lighting of any kind. This high-performance DDR4 memory clocks achieves performance values of up to 3600 MHz clock and latencies of CL 16-18-18-38 at 1.By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. For high-end computer builders and enthusaiasts, Samsung B-Die has remained the undisputed champion in recent years. In practice we’re not aware of this model using anything other than Micron’s 8Gbit revision E (“E-die”).

As we might have expected, our all-out frequency profile proved to be the worst in terms of overall performance. Ryzen 7 3700X | ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi | 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 3800MHz (CL16) | EVGA GTX 1070 SC | WD_BLACK SN770 500GB NVMe | Corsair RM 650w | ASUS Xonar AE 7. The DDR4 modules have black circuit boards, which in this version are surrounded by stylish black heat spreaders, which are supplemented on the upper edge by digitally addressable RGB lighting. While it might not be the most elaborate packaging we have seen, it does strike a nice balance between form and function.

If and when the XMP profile has been established to be stable, then we evaluate the memory from an overclocking perspective. Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. The box is no bigger than it needs to be, and contains a plastic protective clamshell within which are the sticks themselves. This isn’t a hard and fast rule – there was a time when Ballistix Elite 4GB DDR4-3000 and 8GB DDR4-3466 sticks were available with Samsung chips.

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