Ballistix Sport LT 64GB DDR4-3200 White Memory Kit Review

Overclocking

Disclaimer: Overclocking is never guaranteed so that the results may vary depending on certain conditions and various hardware configurations. I am not recommending overclocking if you do not know what are you doing. High voltages may damage hardware, and it will not be covered by warranty.

 

Above you can see a warning about high memory voltages, but the tested memory doesn’t need high voltages for overclocking. Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-3200 memory uses Micron E-die IC which is not the most popular amongst overclockers. Still, it can surprise. For sure I wasn’t expecting so high overclocking potential mostly because tested memory uses 16GB modules which are much harder to overclock.

In the earlier tests, you could see overclocking results made on the X299 chipset in quad channel mode. Overclocking in a quad channel can be harder, and I also feel like my EVGA motherboard doesn’t have optimal BIOS for Micron IC. Motherboards on the X399 chipset like ASRock X399M Taichi used for additional tests are limited to about DDR4-3600, so I’ve skipped more extended tests on AMD. Since I wanted to check the real maximum potential of the Ballistix Sport LT, then I had to move to the dual channel Z390 chipset.

Results in a dual channel on ASUS Maximus XI Gene are simply amazing. I was able to reach DDR4-4000 fully stable and at quite tight timings. All that at standard 1.35V! This is what you can achieve on good Samsung based memory kits which cost much more.

Above is also PCMark 10 result at mentioned DDR4-4000 CL17-17-17 1.35V.

Even results are lower clocks were a big surprise for me. DDR4-2666 could run at CL13-13-13, DDR4-3000 at CL14-14-14, DDR4-3200 at CL15-15-15 and DDR4-3466 at CL16-16-16. All that in the quad-channel mode, using standard 1.35V.

Another thing worth to mention is that once this memory boots at desired settings, then are close to stability. This is important for less advanced users as it takes less time and causes fewer problems during the whole overclocking process.

Overclocking of Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-3200 is not required for high performance, but if you really wish to gain some performance boost, then nothing stands on your way to do so … as long as your motherboard and memory controller can handle that.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.