Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 1866MHz Kit Review

Test Setup and PC Mark Vantage

Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 1866MHz Kit Review

Test Setup

Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 1866MHz CAS9
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4GHz
Noctua NH-D14
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Windows 7 64 Bit


Unquestionably one of the most frustrating things is the appearance of this kit before we've upgraded our test setup. We know that this Ballistix Elite will run at 2133MHz with a bit of voltage prodding, yet the MSI P67A just refused to play ball. Roll on Ivy Bridge and a motherboard that is a more willing partner.

Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 1866MHz Kit Review

With that disappointment out of the way it's a good opportunity to compare the faster but looser timings of G.Skill Ares with the slower, but much tighter Crucial Ballistix Elite.

PC Mark Vantage

Wow. If ever you needed a demonstration of how, within reason, a tighter set of timings can be equally as beneficial as a fast speed rating, the Ballistix Elite makes a mockery of its 266MHz deficit to be neck and neck with the Ares. An impressive start.

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Most Recent Comments

07-03-2012, 07:43:22


Today we take a look at a nicely balanced kit from Crucial, the Ballistix Elite.

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07-03-2012, 09:42:14

Great review Bryan. Looks a really good 8gb kit Quote

07-03-2012, 09:47:00

Originally Posted by MaXiMiZe View Post

Great review Tom. Looks a really good 8gb kit
The review was done by Bryan but yes it was good review.Quote

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