Overall Score 4.6  

Test Results

The initial 2400Mhz performance results are good, with the read, write and copy showing strong performances. The overclock didn’t go as well however. Though the read shows an increase, the write and copy seem to have an issue. We ran further overclocking tests at 2800Mhz and the performance fell off even further hinting at a volts issue.

We also need to consider AIDA64 Extreme here too. Despite being and excellent application, DDR4 is still relatively new and with the Asus Rampage V Extreme Motherboard to consider, there could just be an application to hardware compatibility issue.

We ran the overclocks stock and we appreciate some of you will say that’s not a good idea, but we are trying to run a standardised set of tests, not everyone has super configurable motherboards and we will look into this in a further article for super overclocking DDR4.

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 LT Memory AIDA | amCharts

Latency next, 1.7ns is possibly imperceptible, but it shows latency is impacted by the overclock and as always, less is always better.

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 LT Memory Latency | amCharts

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 LT PCMark | amCharts

PCMark08 next, and much healthier results. With some applications benefiting more than others, the PCMark08 results are good with an increase in all but one of the scores.

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