Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Low Profile Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2013-01-29

The new Ballistix Tactical memory kits from Crucial are also available in Low Profile format, which means that they have lower height for permitting a better clearance in systems which require it and also operate at a lower voltage (1.35V).

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Put your game face on.


When it comes to gamers, PC enthusiasts, and power users, we know you take performance seriously. That’s why we created Crucial Ballistix Tactical memory – to help take your system to the next level. Featuring an XMP profile for advanced speeds and timings, a stylish black PCB, and a custom heat spreader for improved thermal design and heat dissipation, the Ballistix Tactical series is designed to keep pace with power systems.


Serious Reliability.


With Ballistix Tactical memory, we understand something important about gamers: your memory should equip you to win. To ensure that you get a reliable memory upgrade, we test every single Ballistix Tactical module in our Systems Compatibility Group to make certain that it meets our exacting specifications. If it doesn’t meet or exceed the performance levels that we advertise, then it doesn’t leave our doors. Ballistix Tactical DDR3 modules are available in the most popular densities in regular height, low profile, and LED options and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.


Very low profile design. High-performance efficiency.


Need more space in your system? The Ballistix Tactical series offers modules in a low profile design to bring you more clearance around your system’s CPU cooler and lower voltages for increased energy efficiency. Designed for performance enthusiasts and small form factor builders who have limited space for cabling and airflow, the Tactical LP memory option features all the benefits you’ve come to expect from our Tactical series – just in a smaller package that features advanced thermal dissipation. Not only are Tactical LP modules up to 16% lower in height than competing modules, their power requirement is less, too.* Using up to 10% less power (1.35V) than standard modules (1.5V), Ballistix Tactical LP memory helps reduce the heat in your system and keep it cool.


Crucial – quality you can depend on.


Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to DRAM, and that’s no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the largest manufacturers of DRAM in the world, we work with our engineers to design, refine, test, manufacture, and support our extensive line of memory modules. With a product portfolio that includes thousands of different DRAM upgrades for more than 50,000 systems, we’ve got one specifically designed for your computer. For more than fifteen years we’ve kept gamers and system builders happy with premium quality memory and outstanding customer service.


*Crucial Ballistix VLP modules are up to 35% lower when compared to the averaged height of the following low profile and/or low voltage competitor memory modules: Corsair Vengeance LP, G.Skill Ares, and Kingston Hyperx Lovo. Height calculations were conducted May 31, 2012 based on information provided by each manufacturer.


Product Specifications:


Module Size: 16GB kit (8GBx2)

Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM

Feature: DDR3 PC3-12800

Specs: DDR3 PC3-12800 • 8-8-8-24 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 • Low Profile •


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