Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 2GB Memory - Final Conclusion

Article Index
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 2GB Memory
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Test Setup
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Test Results
Aeneon vs Crucial Comparison - Sisoft Sandra Testing
Aeneon vs Crucial Comparison - Everest Ultimate Testing
Final Conclusion

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Final Thoughts:


With DDR3 becoming more and more popular, there are starting to be more and more choices in the DDR3 market. Crucial has been a leader in the memory market, and it was very interesting to see how their DDR3 memory performed.

This Ballistix kit of memory was very stable, and even while overclocking I found it to be very stable. In all my testing I have left the voltages stock (1.8v) and was able to increase it from stock speeds of 1600 Mhz to 1792 Mhz without much effort.

The performance of the Ballistix was very respectable, however in the lower speeds the Aeneon memory that I compared it against was able to outperform it with identical speeds and timings. At speeds of 1600 Mhz and above I found the Crucial to be able to come very close in performance numbers, and thanks to the Crucial Ballistix's ability to run much tighter timings then the Aeneon kit, I found the performance numbers to be extremely close.

At the end of the day I was very happy with the Crucial Ballistix memory kit that I tested, it ran extremely stable, and was able to run at some great timings, and if you're looking for a good kit of DDR3 memory that is able to overclock easily and give you some extreme performance, the Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 memory is a great choice. Thanks to the performance, stability and competitive value, we have awarded the Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 2GB kit of memory our "Top Pick" award.




  • Very Stable
  • Great Overclocking
  • Competitive MSRP



  • None



Top Pick


I'd like to thank Crucial for sending us their Ballistix DDR3 Memory. If you have any questions, comments, or general feedback, please leave it at the "Comments" link below.