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Review: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB DDR4-2400 (BLS4K8G4D240FSC)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 4 February 2016, 15:01

Tags: Crucial Technology (NASDAQ:MU)

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Testing methodology

Comparison Memory

  Crucial Ballistx Sport LT 2,400 Corsair Vengeance LPX 3,200 Corsair Vengeance LPX 2,133
Model
BLS4K8G4D240FSC
CMK16GX4M4B3200C16
CMK16GX4M4A2133C13
Capacity
32GB (4x8GB)
16GB (4x4GB)
8GB (2x4GB)
Speed
2,400MHz
3,200MHz
2,133MHz
Timings
16-16-16-39-2T
16-18-18-36-2T
15-15-15-35-2T
Voltage
1.20V
1.35V
1.20V

Test Platform

CPU Intel Core i7-6700K
Motherboard Asus Z170-K (0323 BIOS)
Storage Device SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB
Power Supply Corsair AX760i
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit

Benchmarks

HEXUS.PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
CINEBENCH R15 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
HandBrake 0.10.2 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores (64-bit)
wPrime 2.1.0 Another number-crunching benchmark that stresses all available CPU cores/threads
AIDA64 v5.30.35xx Memory analysis tool supporting Skylake CPUs
3DMark DX11, Fire Strike default test
Grand Theft Auto V DX11, 1,920x1,080, very high quality (GTX 980) and normal quality (IGP)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DX11, 1,920x1,080, ultra quality (GTX 980) and low quality (IGP)
Total War: Rome II DX11, 1,920x1,080, extreme quality (GTX 980) and medium quality (IGP)

Overclocking

We've chosen three arbitrary speeds and timings in order to evaluate the overclocking potential of the modules. Voltage was increased to 1.35V.

  2,666MHz
(16-16-16-39-2T)
2,800MHz
(17-18-18-39-2T)
3,000MHz
(18-19-19-40-2T)
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT V @ 1.35V

We've put the Crucial up against two other kits that have different capacities and speeds. Is it worth spending extra for higher speeds or should you save money and only bother with an 8GB kit for everyday use?