Tuesday, March 29th 2011

Crucial Expands Gaming Line With New Ballistix Sport Memory Series

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today introduced the Crucial Ballistix Sport memory series designed to provide mainstream users, gamers, and general PC enthusiasts with a reliable, no-hassle gaming experience. The new Crucial Ballistix Sport memory supports today's latest AMD and Intel platforms, including 2nd Generation Intel Core processor (formerly codenamed Sandy Bridge) technology. It also features a stylish new heat spreader design, along with standard timings and voltages, providing maximum memory stability and system compatibility. Additionally, industry-standard specifications require little or no BIOS configuration, resulting in easy product installation.

"Over the years, Crucial Ballistix memory has earned a reputation amongst gamers and enthusiasts as high-quality, high-performance, reliable memory," said Jeremy Mortenson, senior product manager. "The Crucial Ballistix Sport series offers casual gamers an accessible, easy-to-use Ballistix memory product at an affordable price. This new Ballistix offering is part of our broader product strategy and a commitment to satisfy the needs of our customers."

Available in popular speeds and densities in both DDR2 and DDR3 technologies, the affordably priced Crucial Ballistix Sport series is backed by a limited-lifetime warranty and is available globally today through select partners and online at www.crucial.com.

For more information, refer to the data-sheets of the DDR3 and DDR2 variants (PDF).
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8 Comments on Crucial Expands Gaming Line With New Ballistix Sport Memory Series

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
why ddr2? and why cas 10 WTH is going on with ram makers?
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#2
Batou1986
by: brandonwh64
why ddr2? and why cas 10 WTH is going on with ram makers?
Bestbuy and fry's need ram to sell
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#3
Maban
These are absolutely terrible. They bring shame on the Ballistix brand.
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#4
DJEscreet
I suspect they are rated at cas 10 to comply with the latest 2nd gen core i3, i5 and i7 cpu motherboards in which the cpu's have their own clock gen rather than the motherboard and this controls the clocks rather than the motherboard. I suspect whacking them in an older p45 mobo they would be capable of more... possibly??
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TheLostSwede
by: DJEscreet
I suspect they are rated at cas 10 to comply with the latest 2nd gen core i3, i5 and i7 cpu motherboards in which the cpu's have their own clock gen rather than the motherboard and this controls the clocks rather than the motherboard. I suspect whacking them in an older p45 mobo they would be capable of more... possibly??
Why would that affect the latency? You can still set this manually, it has nothing to do with the CPU. The actual clock speed does as the new CPUs don't care much for 1800 and 2000MHz modules, but that's a multiplier issue rather than a latency issue.

Also, what's with putting sport in the name? What makes a DIMM sporty? :shadedshu
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#6
D4S4
by: TheLostSwede
Also, what's with putting sport in the name? What makes a DIMM sporty? :shadedshu
just what i was about to say. lol
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DJEscreet
yeh good point, lol, sport whats that all about.... and yeh its the BCLK which is largely restricted to the 2nd gen core 's cpus but it seriously wouldn't surprise me if they did far better in testing with an older gen motherboard
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#8
timta2
Please save "Sport" for non-sports cars and tampons. Not a big Crucial fan here.
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