Micron discontinues its high-end Crucial Ballistix memory line
Goodbye Ballistix, we will miss you.
Published: 17th February 2022 | Source: PC Perspective |
Crucial's Ballistix DRAM modules will soon be a memory
Micron has revealed that they are discontinuing their Crucial Ballistix series of memory modules, including their high-end MAX and MAX RGB product lines. Micron has not revealed the exact reasoning behind this shift, with the company stating that they will be focusing on their DDR5 client and server products moving forward and that they will be expanding their storage product offerings.
This announcement does not mean that Micron is moving out of the memory space. Micron/Crucial is only discontinuing its performance-oriented Ballistix product lines, and this announcement doesn't mean that the company will never create high performance DRAM modules in the future.
Crucial has not revealed or launched Ballistix series DDR5 memory modules. Currently, the company only produces JEDEC standard DDR5 DRAM modules. This will not change following this announcement.
Below is Micron's full announcement regarding the discontinuation of their Ballistix memory product lines.
Micron To End-of-Life (EOL) Crucial Ballistix Product Lines
BOISE, Idaho; Feb. 16, 2022 – Micron released the following information about a change to its business strategy for Crucial memory.
- The company will end-of-life (EOL) its Crucial Ballistix, Crucial Ballistix MAX and Crucial Ballistix MAX RGB product lines.
- The company will intensify its focus on the development of Micron’s DDR5 client and server product roadmap, along with the expansion of the Crucial memory and storage product portfolio.
- The company will continue to support the performance compute and gaming communities with its award-winning SSD products, such as the Crucial P5 Plus Gen4 PCIe NVMe SSD, Crucial P2 Gen 3 NVMe SSD, and the popular Crucial X6 and Crucial X8 portable SSDs.
- Teresa Kelley, Vice President and General Manager, Micron Commercial Products Group: “We remain focused on growing our NVMe and Portable SSD product categories, which both offer storage solutions for PC and console gamers. Additionally, Crucial JEDEC standard DDR5 memory provides mainstream gamers with DDR5-enabled computers with better high-speed performance, data transfers and bandwidth than previously available with Crucial Ballistix memory.”
Micron remains committed to its growing storage business, where the company's P5 Plus and P2 series NVMe SSDs remain hugely successful.
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