Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2400MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Test System and Procedure


Methods & Tests

In our RAM reviews, we keep things relatively simple. We put the RAM kit that is being tested into our test system and we benchmark it at its primary XMP profile using a variety of benchmarks and tests. Once complete we then overclock the kit to see how far we can push it in raw frequency terms, then benchmark it again using the same combination of tests with a CPU-Z screenshot of the overclock.

  • Cinebench R15 Multi-threaded Test
  • AIDA64 Engineer Edition Memory Bandwidth and Latency Test
  • SiSoft Sandra Tech Support (Engineer) Memory Bandwidth Test
  • WPrime 32M Calculation Test
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics Test

Before we delve into any testing we would like to take this opportunity to review our test system.

Test System (Intel X99 DDR4)

  • Motherboard – Asus Rampage V Extreme X99
  • Processor – Intel Core i7 5960X at Stock With Turbo Enabled
  • RAM – Varies By Review
  • Graphics Card – Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X 4GB Graphics Card
  • CPU Cooler – Thermaltake Water 3.0 AIO unit with Gelid GC Extreme thermal paste
  • Power Supply – Be Quiet Power Zone 1000W
  • Main Storage Drive – Cruical MX100 256GB SSD over SATA III interface
  • Chassis – Lian Li T80 Test Bench
  • Operating System – Windows 8.1 64 Bit

Software Used