Crucial Ballistix BL2K8G32C16U4B 3200 MHz, DDR4, DRAM, Desktop Gaming Memory Kit, 16GB (8GB x2), CL16, Black
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Crucial makes memory modules suitable for gaming without breaking the bank for a gaming PC. The minimum amount of RAM you need for gaming could be anywhere from 2GB for something like Fornite, up to 8GB for more graphics-heavy games. The Crucial RAM for gaming allows you to meet these minimums, and then some, and at least 16 GB of RAM provides a smooth gaming experience.
As the industry ramps up its shift towards DDR5, we were wondering why we hadn’t seen or heard of any enthusiast tier Ballistix memory. Today’s statement explains why. At this point, the only Crucial DDR5 memory available is generic DDR5-4800.The Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 isn't your typical memory kit, so the set-it-and-forget-it approach will not fly here. First and foremost, you'll need to own a processor with a competent IMC to run DDR4-5100 in conjunction with a motherboard that supports that frequency. The memory will likely require a bit of patience and manual finetuning too, which might not be everyone's cup of tea. If you're not into that type of activity, you'll probably be better served by a mainstream kit that doesn't push the frequency boundaries.
If you are looking to maximize the effectiveness of your Crucial RAM for gaming, remember the following: The Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 outpaced its competitors on our application RAM benchmarks without much effort. The memory was faster than the T-Force Xtreem ARGB DDR4-3600 C14, where DDR4-3600 is widely considered the sweet spot for Ryzen processors. It wasn't a perfect performance, though, as the Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 had a bad showing in the Microsoft Office tests where it fell behind other slower rivals.The Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD takes full advantage of Microsoft ® DirectStorage for 20% faster gaming over the previous generation 1 and up to 99% less CPU utilization 2 for lag-free gaming