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    Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2,400 16GB

    Striking a fine balance between price and performance.
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    Re: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2,400 16GB

    It's great and all that but with real world tests and applications how does this stack up against good DDR3. My concern is the ever increasing CL rates and how they will impact day to day applications that move around lots of small pieces of data rather than large chunks.

    What would be nice is to see the best DDR3 has to offer against the worst and best DDR4 has to offer, in some game benchmark and other real world applications. I know you can't get 100% identical systems, but you can get close enough to show if the leap to DDR4 is worth it or if it's worth waiting for a price drop. At the moment the numbers look great, but how are they used to benefit what I do and is it really worth an upgrade in the near future.

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    Re: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2,400 16GB

    I'd like to see dual channel DDR3 against quad channel DDR4, especially in 64GB ram systems

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    Re: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2,400 16GB

    Quote Originally Posted by gstrange42 View Post
    It's great and all that but with real world tests and applications how does this stack up against good DDR3. ..

    What would be nice is to see the best DDR3 has to offer against the worst and best DDR4 has to offer, in some game benchmark and other real world applications. I know you can't get 100% identical systems, but you can get close enough to show if the leap to DDR4 is worth it or if it's worth waiting for a price drop. At the moment the numbers look great, but how are they used to benefit what I do and is it really worth an upgrade in the near future.
    Quote Originally Posted by gwp View Post
    I'd like to see dual channel DDR3 against quad channel DDR4, especially in 64GB ram systems
    Doesn't make sense to compare DDR4 to DDR3, since you can't simply upgrade the RAM without also upgrading CPU. At best you can compare reviews of the different CPUs and see which is best suited for you, as the effects of the RAM will be included.

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    Re: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2,400 16GB

    I think at the moment, DDR4 is too expensive. I'd rather wait for the prices to come down, or maybe a few more iterations of DDR4 RAM and then I'll decide to go for a new build. Maybe alongside a 4K monitor?

    Though, for this specific model, the price is quite good! (comparatively - still too expensive)

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    Re: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2,400 16GB

    Why buy these rather than the cheaper
    G.Skill Ripjaws 4 2400, which also have tighter timings? The conclusion section of the review really should include a fair comparison versus the other options used in the review.

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