Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB 1866MHz Kit Review
The Crucial Ballistix range has been around for longer than some of us care to remember. My old Socket 939 Athlon used to have Ballistix memory in it, and the fact it's remained part of the Crucial line-up, albeit in a very different form, is testament to the solidity of the brand.
The Elite variant of the Ballistix line is Crucials very top range product. With a limited lifetime warranty and designed for those who seek the very best, this should live up to its Elite billing, especially as one of the things that always used to make it stand out from the competition was the low timings and overclocking capabilities.
The set we have on test today is the 1866MHz @ CAS9 version designed for Dual-Channel applications, and as such we'll be testing it on our i5-2500K. With temperature monitoring built in and an all-black look it covers the needs of those who like their RAM to be functional and attractive.
|Size||8 GB : 2 x 4 GB|
|Form Factor||DIMM 240-pin|
|Memory Speed||1866 MHz ( PC3-14900 )|
|Timings||CL9 ( 9-9-9-27 )|
|Features||Temperature monitoring, Intel XMP, Dual-Channel, Integrated heatspreader, unbuffered|
Speaking of attractive, let's take a look at it.