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Battle of the 16GB SODIMM - Crucial PC3-10600 vs. Ballistix PC-14900

We have just posted up our review of the 16GB Crucial Ballistix PC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) SODIMM kit. This memory offers some pretty impressive speeds for laptop memory and even cranks things up a notch with XMP profiles. We put this up against some standard DDR3-1333 memory so you'll be able to see just how much extra performance you can get from a faster kit. Is it worth the $13 extra? Check out our review to find out.

Today I'm looking at some SODIMM kits from Crucial and putting their mainstream DDR3-1333 kit up against their Ballistix-flavored DDR3-1866. In theory, we obviously expect the faster kit to perform better, but there are a few things we should consider. While faster memory sounds nice, not all systems can take advantage of the faster speed. Many laptops and some small systems similar to the Intel NUC, can't take advantage of faster memory. This is low-voltage DDR3L and operates at 1.35v instead of the traditional 1.5v and that too, can play a part into system compatibility.

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« Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 11:21:22 PM by Zeus »