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Crucial Releases New Ballistix Enthusiast-grade Memory

By Phantasm66
Jul 15, 2004
  1. Now I know what my new machine will be running...

    "Crucial, a subsidiary of Micron and one of the biggest names in the business, has just announced the release of its new Ballistix memory line. Made for ultra-high speeds and extra-low latencies, Ballistix brings Crucial into the enthusiast market sector and gives gamers a very competitively priced alternative."

    "Today, Crucial officially announced its new high-performance memory line: Crucial(R) Ballistix(TM). Yes, you heard right! Crucial, the company you’ve always relied on for high-quality, stable memory, is now offering DDR and DDR2 modules made just for enthusiasts! You’ve never seen higher speeds or lower latencies from Crucial--ever. And for the first time in Crucial’s history, each module comes with a double-sided aluminum heat spreader. No, that is not a type-o, I said "heat spreader"!"
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Like their regular memory isn't good enough... ;)
     
  3. abc

    abc TS Rookie Posts: 52

    I think crucial makes great memory. I have a stick of 3200 at 2.5-2-2-11 on 2.6v. One thing I did notice about this Ballistix memory is that it is rated at 2.8v insted of 2.6v. I wonder if regular Crucial memory at 2.8v could do cas2? From what I've heard, the heat spreaders don't do much. I could be wrong.

    Still good to hear that Crucial will be entering the performance segment.
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    I use crucial memory in all of my machines.
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Any info on the pricing ? I don't care much for ram faster then PC3200 for those modules will probably be very expensive. But what about PC3200 modules ?

    Corsair always had very competitive prices compared to other brands. & those modules still have a lifetime warranty I take it.
     
  6. abc

    abc TS Rookie Posts: 52

  7. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 467

    Looks mighty impressive. I want to see how it performs in comparison to the other enthusiast brands (Corsair, OCZ, Mushkin, etc.).
     
  8. Scotty-B

    Scotty-B TS Rookie

    I wonder what kind of performance I could generate from this memory if the heat sink was replaced with a waterblock?
     
  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,933   +126 Staff Member

    Probably not too much of a difference Scotty-B, the guys over at http://www.xtremesystems.org/ run some very impressive systems with LN2 cooling and insane bus-speeds but they do not cool their memory that much...

    As far as I have seen memory cooling does not really make much of a difference...
     
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