Crucial Ballistix Sport LT and Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM Review

Updated on August 21, 2017

Hi everyone. Will here. Today, I am going to review a couple of different RAM components, the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8gb, 2400mhz, 288-pin DIMM and the Corsair Vengeance LPX 8gb, 2400mhz, 288-pin DIMM RAM modules that I have used in my current build. Both sets of RAM offer great performance and are a decent price for their performance value.

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400mhz DDR4 RAM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT

The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT is designed for performance enthusiasts, gamers, and anyone who simply wants to get more out of their system. This RAM gives your processor the resources it needs to perform and make your computer faster and more responsive. Crucial Ballistix Sport LT RAM is designed with performance in mind and assists your system to perform at a higher level. This RAM allows for you to get higher speeds and run demanding applications with ease and allows you to multitask at will with increased memory bandwidth. This RAM was easily installed as most RAM usually is. Per the MSI Tomahawk Z270 motherboard instruction manual, I installed the single 8gb RAM stick into the 2nd DIMM slot and it worked immediately and was recognized at its stock speed of 2400mhz. However, after confirming that the RAM worked, I went into the UEFI settings and adjusted the speed using the Intel XMP profiles and was able to overclock this 2400mhz RAM to 3066mhz and keep it stable. The system ran smooth and I had no issues. However, even with the boost in speeds, I did not notice any significant improvement in performance. The best part about this RAM was I got it pretty reasonable considering the insane cost of RAM right now. This is currently retailing for around $65 to $75 per 8gb module but I was able to get my 8gb module for $50 in April 2017.

Ballistix Sport LT Specifications via Crucial.com

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz DDR4 RAM

Corsair Vengeance LPX

Vengeance LPX memory is designed for high-performance overclocking. The heat spreader is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation, and the eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and provides superior overclocking headroom. Each IC is individually screened for performance potential. The DDR4 form factor is optimized for the latest Intel X99 Series motherboards and offers higher frequencies, greater bandwidth, and lower power consumption than DDR3 modules. Vengeance LPX DDR4 modules are compatibility-tested across X99 Series motherboards for reliably fast performance. And, they're available in multiple colors to match your motherboard, your components, or just your style. I purchased the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb set which included 2 modules of 8gb, 2400mhz, 288-pin DIMMs from Bestbuy for $130 which isn’t a great deal but was considering what RAM prices have been. The extra 8gb really has had no effect on the performance of the system as far as I can tell. One thing I am disappointed about however, is the fact that I cannot get the RAM to overclock beyond the 2400mhz that is guaranteed from the manufacturer. That’s not really a big deal because as I said, I haven’t noticed any decrease in performance.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz DDR4 RAM First Look

Conclusion and My Thoughts

All in all, I do not believe that anyone could go wrong with either of these RAM products. If you are a hardcore gamer and overclocker, then I’d go with the Crucial Ballistix because of the its ability to overclock 27.5% above the advertised 2400mhz speed. Again, you cannot go wrong with either brand and both work exceptionally well.

Crucial vs. Corsair

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400mhz DDR4 RAM, 8gb, Single ModuleCorsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz DDR4 RAM, 16gb (2x8gb) Dual Modules
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400mhz DDR4 RAM, 8gb, Single Module
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400mhz DDR4 RAM, 8gb, Single Module
Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz DDR4 RAM, 16gb (2x8gb) Dual Modules
Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz DDR4 RAM, 16gb (2x8gb) Dual Modules

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