Using geizhals to look up retail prices, we find that offers for the 1.5V version of DDR3-1866 Ballistix Elite we’ve just finished testing start around 36 Euros across the EU. This price would have been very attractive if this memory could be used for benchmarking but unfortunately its single-sided construction will counterbalance the amazing overclocking feats. Looking at it as a daily kit, its price is above the competitive mid-end area of 30 Euros, so it’s only worth spending more on the Elite if you’re looking for specific features like, for example, the heatspreader design.
All in all, the 4GB version of Ballistix Elite is very similar to the 8GB kit we have recently tested. However, this doesn’t automatically mean it will be as attractive as its bigger brother due to competition in lower density part of the memory market being a bit more tough. The 4GB kit is neither here nor there, so we doubt it will be a sales success. Still, having seen how Crucial cover the lifetime warranty they issue on their memory products, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you get a kit like this as an exchange for your older pair that went belly up.
Crucial Ballistix Elite BLE2CP2G3D1869DE1TX0CEU kit receives a sufficient rating of
four out of five stars
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