Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory Kit Review

Overclocking

Overclocking is never guaranteed, so the presented results may vary from results on other memory kits. 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.

We did not increase the voltage and left it untouched at 1.35v. However, we increased the memory speed to DDR4-3200 which is mere 100Mhz extra. The Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory Kit is now running at 1600Mhz with the same memory timings of 15-16-16-35.

 

Aida64 Memory Benchmarks

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For overclocking however, the Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory Kit give us some decent memory scores at last! Read speed was 46,687 Mb/sec, while write speed was 63,900 Mb/sec with copy speed of 56,320 Mb/sec.

 

 

Cinebench R15 elite_dd4-3000_cinebench_oc

A slight increase in our Cinebench R15 – CPU tests. We managed to get a score of 1053, which is respectable considering.

 

 

PCMark 8

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The slight increase in memory speed helped the Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory Kit produced a PCMark 8 score of 4,098, which more than I could ask for.

 

 

HyperPi 32M

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CPU/Memory intensive tests always produce small differences or very similar results. Here our HyperPi 32M tests gave the overclocked Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory Kit an average time of 12mins and 51 seconds.

 

 

PassMark 8 Memory Performance Test

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The overclocked Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory Kit produced a PassMark memory test score of 2,699, which pretty decent.

 

3DMark – Time Spy (default settings)

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With the Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory Kit running at the overclocked speed of DDR4-3200, it produced a respected 3DMark score of 4,335.

 

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