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Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600

Today we will be reviewing the new Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 memory from Crucial.

Big thanks to crucial for sending this out for review.

P.S. If you would like to win a cool Ballistix/Crucial branded merch pack, stick around to the end to learn how.

Ballistix is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc. Ballistix memory (DRAM) enhances the overall PC gaming experience and delivers a performance edge to gamers and enthusiasts. Ballistix is the only major gaming brand of memory that’s built and tested from start to finish as part of a major manufacturer. Learn more at ballistixgaming.com.

The modules are shipped in a hard flip case with the typical Ballistix Elite branding. A clear triangular window gives us a glimpse of the modules within the packaging.

Opening up the box the modules are further enclosed in a plastic cover and also included is a  limited lifetime warranty certificate.

Design

The modules follow the classic Elite design, matte black heat spreader and matte black pcb. On the front of the modules is the Elite logo and the Ballistix by Micron logo.

The heat spreaders are super heavy and solid and provide ample cooling to the chips beneath.

Specs and Features

DDR4 PC4-28800, 16-18-18, Unbuffered, NON-ECC, DDR4-3600, 1.35V, 1024Meg x 64

  • Speeds up to 3600 MT/s
  • Radically increase memory bandwidth
  • Menacing black heat spreader and PCB
  • Exclusive Ballistix® M.O.D. Utility and thermal sensor allow for real-time temperature monitoring
  • AMD® Ryzen™ Ready
  • XMP 2.0 profiles for easy setup and configuration
  • Optimized for the latest Intel® platforms
  • Limited lifetime warranty*

Crucial offers a software module called the “Ballistix mod utility” for the Ballatix Elite DDR4 which can be downloaded from their website here

You will be limited to monitoring the temperature of these Ballistix Elite modules since there are no RGB offerings available on them. Nevertheless it’s a handy tool to have so you can keep a tab on the health of these modules in case you intend on overclocking them.

The modules offer 2 XMP profiles to choose from as shown in our tests. Profile #1 being 3333 MHz CL16-18-18 at 1.35 V and profile #2 being 3600 MHz CL15-17-17 at 1.35 V.

Benchmarks

I know it’s hard to see, but the Elite 3600 came out on top at 52,398 Write and 50,100 read.

Conclusion

The new Elite DDR4 3600 is a great kit of ram.

I really recommend it to anyone who is after a sleek, non RGB kit of ram.

Buy a kit from Crucial.com

Or if you don’t want to purchase one, you can enter the giveaway that i am doing.

Email social@clebstech.com with 25 words or less on why YOU should win.

Make sure to include the following (*not included in word count)

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Country
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