Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600 16GB Kit - Let the Benchmarks Begin

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600 16GB Kit
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Let the Benchmarks Begin

SiSoft Sandra:

This benchmark is used to test memory speed. Under default settings both sets of RAM had nearly identical results, with Corsair having the slight edge. For the second set of benchmarks with both sets in XMP1 mode, we find a gap starting to appear. While both Crucial and Corsair had similar results, Crucial took a definite advantage over Corsair.

SiSoft Bandwidth


This benchmark measures latency, utilizing read, write, and copy speeds to produce the results. I didn’t feel this benchmark really illustrated much of a difference in either of these sets. There were subtle differences in the read, write, and copy speeds. In default modes latencies were almost identical, and in XMP1 the memory latency of Crucial's RAM ended up being 1.2ns faster.  Not really any major upsets here.

AIDA64 Performance


Final Thoughts:

I felt the Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP performed well.  It didn’t exactly blow my corsair ram out of the water but it did score a few points. It also has the advantage of using less power while still performing very well.

Profile Installed

The Crucial site lists these at ~150$, but I was able to locate the same ram on Newegg for ~110$ which isn't a bad price for (2 x 8 GB) sticks. This pricing puts it right in the middle of RAM that is the same size and speed. These are quality modules that I would definitely recommend picking up if you are in need of some RAM. 


  • Lower voltage
  • Good quality
  • Low profile for tighter component situations



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If you have any question or comments regarding this review, please post it at the link below.  I'd also like to thank Crucial for sending this kit over for us to review.