Crucial Launches New Ballistix Tactical and Ballistix Elite Series RAM

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With memory companies so focused on solid state drives these days, it's nice to see an old stalwart release new high-end memory kits. That's what we have with Crucial, who today announced two new product line additions to its popular Ballistix brand: Crucial Ballistix Tactical and Crucial Ballistix Elite.

The Ballistix Tactical series takes aim power users, gamers, and enthusiasts by combining high frequencies with low latency settings. These will feature a black PCB, integrated heatspreader with a revamped Ballistix logo, and ship in both DDR2 and DDR3 form.

Crucial's Ballistix Elite will only ship in DDR3 form and is designed for "extreme enthusiasts and gamers," Crucial says. Look for frequencies to ramp as high as 2133MHz.

"As the Memory Experts and a leading brand in the memory industry for more than 15 years, Crucial continues to demonstrate a commitment to the DRAM category with this new segmented Ballistix offering," said Jeremy Mortenson, senior product manager. "While others are focusing on other non-memory related products or dropping out of DRAM completely, Crucial remains focused and forward-thinking on its products."

Some might view that last bit as a dig at OCZ, another stalwart in the memory business, but one who ditched the DRAM market to concentrate on SSDs.

Crucial says it will begin shipping its new memory products in September 2011.
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EHarler replied on Wed, Jun 22 2011 12:32 PM

No the best looking ram out there. I'll wait to see some numbers.

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I think the tactical series looks pretty cool, but the elite looks too much like they hyperx t1's. It's nice to hear about a revamp of the crucial product line, looking forward to seeing some numbers as well.

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Nice to see a refresh of Crucial's memory products. I think it is important to note that Crucial is owned by Micron and many manufacturers use Micron chips in their memory.

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rrplay replied on Wed, Jun 22 2011 4:59 PM

it sure is nice to them revitalize the ballistic line up.Recall Crucial having some tighter timings on previous  versions as well. One of things that I liked about Crucial mem sticks in the past is that they simply 'just worked' and were commonly available for older PCs .More choices available is a good thing too.

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I owned a pair of Crucial Ballistix which is the parent company of Micron who made the D9 "Fatboyz" back in the day.

I wish these had the Tracer as it makes trouble shooting memory much easier.

Having said that I bet these perform very good.

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realneil replied on Wed, Jun 22 2011 10:36 PM

Numbers will tell the tale, do they all perform,.....and at what cost?

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Cool, now that I am set with 16GB I am just wondering when DDR5 will be out?!

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What, no specs? That's all I care about.

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Jun 23 2011 5:24 PM

crucial is a good RAM brand, I expect the numbers to be good.

Still, I'm holding off until I see some reviews of this baby.


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