Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 1GB Dual Channel Kit

Written by John Chen    Wednesday, 22 December 2004 11:00
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Introduction

Crucial Logo          Ballistix240-pinDIMM

Not many people are aware that Crucial Technology is a sub-division of Micron Technology.  Micron is an extremely popular memory chip manufacturer, providing chips with excellent performance and stability.  Crucial Technology takes those chips and implements them on a PCB to make great memory.  Crucial never targeted gamers until now.  Rather, their focus was stability and compatibility.  With the release of their new Ballistix line, Crucial is reaching out to gamers.  Additionally, Ballistix is available in DDR and DDR2.  Many enthusiasts were forced to jump to Intel to get the new PCI-E performance, which offers no real distinguished performance increase right now. To compensate for the "slow" processing performance, DDR2 was necessary.  It's true that DDR2 comes with high latencies, but it does provide great bandwidth.  Like the recently reviewed Kingston HyperX PC2-5400, the Ballistix offers the lowest latencies available at ultra high frequencies.