Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1866

Memory

Benchmark results

Moving on to the benchmark results. Here you’ll see the actual performance of the overclocking results through benchmarks. Note that these are memory performance-only benchmarks and thus do not give an indication of the system as a whole.

Read, write, copy and latency speeds were tested with Lavalys Everest. The Integer and Float memory performance was tested with SiSoft Sandra.

Crucial Ballistix DDR 1866 Review

Crucial Ballistix DDR 1866 Review

For those that arn’t fans of graphs, here’s the results in table format:


Read (MB/s) Write (MB/s) Copy (MB/s) Latency (ns) Integer Mem (GB/s) Float Mem (GB/s)
1627-6-8-6-20 9570 7272 11412 45.1 14.31 14.22
1732-7-8-7-20 9323 7149 11223 46.6 13.8 13.78
1800-9-9-9-24 9112 6944 11022 49 13.32 13.37

As we can see the DDR3-1627 CL6-8-6-20 setting is the best performing. This RAM probably has some overclocking potential, reaching just about or above DDR3-1900, but don’t expect the world from this RAM. I came to this conclusion through comparing the results of previous RAM reviews and found this RAM to have different IC’s, that have less overclocking and optimising potential.

Pricing and Availability

The only price I could find off the bat was at Newegg.com, stating a $112.99 for this RAM, down from $139.99, which is Crucial’s recommended pricing. In European prices this would roughly translate to €100.- after taxes and general price raises have been applied. Crucial doesn’t seem to be very active in Europe, altough occasionally their products show up, I had a hard time in DDR2 times to get hold of their Micron D9GMH sticks (also BallistiX (Tracer)).

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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