Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅17-04-18
The Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB modules look excellent without the RGB lighting; the gunmetal heatspreaders with ridges and ‘Tactical’ markings add a manly, military look. Switching on the RGB lighting just improved things further, especially with some of the more extravagant effects. We feel there are very few motherboards that this RAM wouldn’t look good installed in.

Ballistix, a Micron company, are globally recognised for their top-spec products and excellent quality. The Tracer RGB is no exception, with a solid feel to each memory module. Attention to detail certainly isn’t lacking.

Overclocking was a resounding success, despite only achieving 200MHz higher than stock, that’s still an impressive feat for 4 modules. We didn’t attempt to add any extra voltage or slacken off any timings but we’re certain extra performance is available for an enthusiast who wants those benchmark screenshots.

If you’re lucky enough to have access to a 3D printer, Ballistix Gaming provide the necessary files for you to produce your own RGB lighting strips, with the provided pieces being removable.

Out of the box performance and compatibility wasn’t even an issue, we saw results exactly where we expected and were perfectly happy with the results. Sadly, the slack timings did hamper performance ever so slightly, but nothing you would notice in day-to-day usage.

All of that being said, we do have some qualms about the price. £450 for 32GB of 3000MHz DDR4 is a touch on the pricey side. Alternative memory kits of equivalent capacity with equal or tighter timings are available at less cost. We may see launch pricing drop quickly, but be sure to look around for a good deal.

If you’re looking for an RGB enabled DDR4 memory kit, the Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB will look great in the case and provide plenty of performance for the most demanding games and applications.

+ RGB lighting is lovely
+ Sticks look great and should suit most builds
+ Good performance right out the box
+ Decent overclocking
+ MOD utility works well
+ Lifetime Warranty
+ 3D Printed parts allow customisation

- Price
- Standard timings could be tighter compared to competition

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