I have to admit that when I originally saw the press release stating that Crucial was launching a new line of memory called the "Ballistix" series, I first thought it said "Ballstix". While I thought the name was weird, it wouldn't have surprised me with what some companies have called their products over the years.
With Crucial being a part of the Lexar group, which is part of Micron Technology; one of the leaders in actual chip manufacturing, you feel confident that you're buying a quality component here. You have to think that while Micron sell to many companies, they're going to give their own brand of memory some of the best chips on offer.
With the Ballistix line-up of performance memory having quickly grown, Crucial thought it was time to cater to a market that wanted a bit more show and shine from their memory. Thus, the Tracer series was created which packs some cool LEDs and a bit of a price hike to match.
Today we're going to have a look at the PC3-12800 (or 1600MHz) DDR3 6GB Tracer Blue kit from Crucial. We intend to find out if these modules are what an enthusiast should be looking at, or if they're simply for someone who wants to rent their computer room out as a nightclub every Friday night. But first, let's have a look at the package before we get stuck into the overclocking and performance side of things.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package and Modules]
- Page 3 [Overclocking]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and wPrime]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - EVEREST Ultimate Edition]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - SiSoft Sandra]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Sciencemark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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