Of course, DDR3-1600 SDRAM modules from Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer series are a pretty funky product with good characteristics. If we view this memory as regular solution for contemporary systems, they will become a good option with acceptable characteristics with a fair price tag for solutions of such class. In other words, in terms of price-to-performance ratio the BL25664ST1608OB modules can’t boast any outstanding results, but at the same time they are not among outsiders either. They can work not only in default DDR3-1600 mode, but can also be overclocked to the next speed bump of DDR3-1866, which boosts your system performance for free. Of course, Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer modules cannot compete against high-speed overclocker offerings, but they are not designed for that anyway.
Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer type of memory is not that much an overclocker toy, but mostly a product that should appeal to computer aesthetes. Its key feature is built-in illumination, which will be great inside beautiful system cases with clear side panels. Therefore, various options for software LED management, including change of LED color, are totally appropriate. And in this respect Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer is beyond competition.
Another great advantage of the Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer memory is the fact that it is the first memory for computer enthusiasts that comes with special bundled software. Of course, this software was necessary for managing the LEDs. But do not forget that this brand name utility also has another important function: thermal monitoring, which may be very useful during system overclocking.
Summing up the results of our today’s test session we would like to award Crucial BL2KIT25664ST1608OB (Ballistix Smart Tracer) memory kit with our Ultimate Innovation title: