Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 (DDR2-667), CL4-4-4-10 Review
Subject: Memory | November 23, 2004 - 06:20 AM | Chris Wiles
|Back in July Ryan announced the launch of Crucials Ballistix High-Performance Memory. Back then if you wanted to get your hands on one of the 512MB PC2-5300 (DDR2-667), CL4-4-4-10 modules, it would have cost you a hefty US$238.99. Since then prices have dropped quite a bit with these 512MB chips now available direct from Crucial for US$173.99. At time of writing Crucial are also offering a further 4% discount via their voucher scheme. So if you're in the market for some fast reliable DDR2, then go check out this review at Bjorn3D and then go snap 'em up!|
"Many of us wondered for years why Crucial, a long time leader in the memory industry, never entered the 'performance DDR' segment. I just always figured they were making enough money selling to OEMs and to the average consumer who just wanted some RAM.
That is no longer the case today. Earlier this year, Crucial introduced an enthusiast line called 'Ballistix,' which is obviously intended to grab gamers' attention. The Ballistix DDR has grabbed plenty of positive attention and feedback from users and reviewers alike. Crucial sent us some DDR2 from the Ballistix family, so we'll get to see firsthand if Crucial truly can deliver what enthusiasts want."