Friday, September 21, 2018
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Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue DDR3-1600 6GB Triple Channel Memory Kit Review

[ad#review978-top]The i7/X58, with its massive memory bandwidth, has been around for about six months. Processor, motherboard, and memory prices have already fallen some, low-latency and 6GB memory kits are out there, we’re seeing plenty of CPU coolers that will fit the LGA 1366, and the cool items that eventually follow the release of a new system are beginning to appear.

Our friends at Crucial are definitely onboard, they have released new Ballistix Tracer triple channel kits. If you didn’t know, Crucial Tracer memory modules have LEDs on the PCB to lend an interesting light display to your case interior. Today I will be looking at one of these, the Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue DDR3-1600 6GB kit. Yes, the Tracer is now in blue, to match the lighting in a majority of rigs. Will the Tracer Blue live up to the high expectations we always have for Crucial products? Read on to see!

Specifications

Series: Ballistix Tracer
Model: BL3KIT25664TB1608
Module Type: 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Non-ECC, Unbuffered
Capacity: 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Speed: DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Timing: 8-8-8-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
Multi-Channel: Triple Channel Kit
VDIMM: 1.65V

Features:

– With blue LED lights
– Physical dimensions are compliant to JEDEC MO-269B
– Exclusively designed for high-performance systems
– Critical performance parameters tested for functionality
– Speed verification performed in-system
– VDD = VDDQ = +1.65V +/- 0.075V
– VDDSPD = +3.0V to +3.6V
– Reset pin for improved system stability
– Nominal and dynamic on-die termination (ODT) for data, strobe, and mask signals
– 8 internal device banks for concurrent operation
– Fixed burst length of 8 (BL8) and burst chop of 4 (BC4) via the mode register
– Adjustable data-output drive strength
– Serial Presence-Detect (SPD) EEPROM
– RoHS compliant
– Fly-by topology
– Terminated command, address, and control bus

Packaging

The Tracer Blue comes in a “cigar banded” bundle of three individual hanging blisterpacks. No hermetic sealing here.


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