Crucial Pushes Out Record-Breaking DDR4-5100 RAM

Crucial Ballistix Max DDR4-5100

Crucial Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 (Image credit: Crucial)

Crucial today shared details on its Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 RAM geared toward gaming. While the vendor is just putting out its annoncement today, this memory kit already holds the current world record for fastest memory at DDR4-6666 (6666.6 MHz) on HWBot.

The Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 (BLM2K8G51C19U4B) memory kit competes with the best RAM in the market and comes in a dual-channel package with a density of 16GB. The two 8GB memory modules run at 5,100 MHz with CAS latency timings configured to CL19-26-26-48. Like any other high-speed memory kit, the Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 requires a DRAM voltage of 1.5V to operate at the advertised frequency.

Crucial doesn't openly advertise what kind of integrated circuits it used in the memory kit's fabrication. Given the high frequency, however, we suspect that the memory modules are using Micron's E-die chips.

The Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 will have limited availability at launch, so it's a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be able pick up the memory kit directly through Crucial or from a selected number of retailers, such as Amazon

Crucial sells the Ballistix Max DDR4-5100 for $899.99 on its online store. It's not a bad price actually, considering 'slower' DDR4-5000 memory kits are selling for close to $1,000.

Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a news editor and memory reviewer at Tom’s Hardware. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • mdd1963
    I've not seen prices like that since the great RAMMBUS/Rdimm fiasco of 1999!

    $850 for a 16 GB kit? (Granted, Rambus wanted $800+ for a 16 MB kit back then, if I recall correctly)

    LOL! (Good luck with that!)
  • alopa432
    This product is a brand and does not expect consumers to purchase. Similar to RTX 3090, it just proves the ability for Micron/Crucial to manufacture such product. Some rich crazy fans could not reject such power (Imagine the $1999 Intel i9 9980XE 2 years ago).