Manufacturers of memory must be chomping at the bit for Intel's next workstation-class lineup, as evidenced by this year's Computex show that's rife with new DDR4 modules. Crucial is no exception as they take the time to display the upcoming Ballistix Elite range of DDR4 modules which are set to be available from August 2014 worldwide.
This first round of Ballistix Elite DDR4 products will clock in at speeds from 2666 MT/s, reaching 3000 MT/s in the most highly rated variants and representing a bandwidth of ~24GB/s, close to double the bandwidth of DDR3 solutions. An initial product run will be of kits based on 4GB and 8GB DIMMs, totalling up to 32GB (4 x 8GB) in order to support quad-channel memory in the X99 platform which is expected later in the year. As well as improved speed DDR4 also provides greater power efficiency than DDR3, making it ideal for heavy utilisation tasks.
Non-Ballistix Crucial DDR4 DIMMs will also be available at speeds from 2133 MT/s, providing a more affordable alternative well suited to some systems. The RAM will also support XMP 2.0 profiles on the Intel X99 next-generation platform, making setup quick and easy no matter the performance expectation.
Alongside the unveiling of new DIMMs, Crucial are also taking the wraps off the MX100 SSD range. Competing primarily on price/GB and value-added features, MX100 drives utilise a standard SATA 3 connection and hits read speeds of 550MB/s.
Source: Via Press Release