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How Ballistix Memory Can Enhance Computer Gaming

Gaming memory is designed to help you win. Lower latencies, effortless overclocking, aggressive heat spreaders, real-time temperature monitoring, and premium components manufactured to the highest reliability standards all make a difference in your gaming. 

To learn more about whether you should use a hard drive or a solid state drive for gaming, read here.

Ballistix memory installed on an exposed motherboard

Faster speeds and lower latencies

Every Ballistix module we make is faster or more responsive than industry standards. Here are our specs:

DDR3 performance comparison

DDR3 top specs1

Speed (MT/s)

Throughput (GB/s)

Clock cycle time (ns)

CAS latency (CL)

Latency (ns)

Industry standard

1600

12.8

1.25

11

13.75

Ballistix Sport

1600

12.8

1.25

10

12.50

Ballistix Tactical

1866

14.9

1.07

9

9.63

Ballistix Elite

2133

17.0

0.93

9

8.37

DDR4 performance comparison

DDR4 top specs1

Speed (MT/s)

Throughput (GB/s)

Clock cycle time (ns)

CAS latency (CL)

Latency (ns)

Industry standard

2400

19.2

0.83

17

14.11

Ballistix Sport

2400

19.2

0.83

16

13.28

Ballistix Elite

2666

21.3

0.75

16

12.00

For more information about the speed and latency numbers read here. (future link to EXT015)

Style

One of the reasons for industry-wide standardization in memory is that computer makers need to know the electrical parameters and physical shape of the memory that can be installed in their computers. Because the electrical parameters are different for each generation of memory, the physical shape of the memory changes to prevent the wrong memory from being installed in a computer. Computers can use only the generation of memory that they are designed for.

Sleek heat spreaders complement the most popular boards on the market and make your rig worth showing off. Show off even more with our RGB LED lights. And control it all with the Ballistix M.O.D. utility, which allows you to monitor memory temperatures in real time for better and easier overclocking. The M.O.D. utility is unique to Ballistix and compatible with Windows-based PCs.2

Tactical tracer gaming memory with rainbow LEDs installed on an exposed motherboard

Reliability

Ballistix heat spreaders protect what’s worth protecting: your memory investment. The hefty feel of Ballistix heat spreaders is intentional and shields premium Ballistix components from dust, debris, and other particle matter so your performance is never compromised. Ballistix custom heat spreaders also increase the module’s surface area for increased heat dissipation and improved temperature stability. But proven reliability is about more than that. Ballistix is one of the only brands of gaming memory that’s made by Micron, one of the world’s three major DRAM component manufacturers (Micron, Samsung, and SK Hynix). Others may pose as manufacturers, but because they don’t make the chips themselves, they have to use a variety of components from a variety of suppliers to piece together gaming modules. You can’t piece together reliability. The highest level of quality and reliability is achieved when every aspect of the memory – from choice silicon to finished module – is tested, monitored at every phase, and tested again before it leaves the fab. That’s how we make Ballistix. 

The complete package

Casual gamers often settle for standard memory and achieve standard results. Hardcore gamers know that a higher level is needed. Ballistix is used by professional gaming teams and designed to give you the same blistering performance the pros count on. Show no mercy – load your system with Ballistix and begin mowing down the opposition.


Note: If you overclock, you’ll void your warranty, but this is often a small price to pay for unrestrained performance.

1“Top specs” refers to the published specs of the highest density module in each series.

2Ballistix M.O.D. utility compatible only with Tactical Tracer and Elite modules.


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