Almost a year ago, Crucial announced RGB-lit versions of its Ballistix Tactical Tracer memory. They were originally intended to hit the market in Q3 2017, but their launch slipped quite a bit, and they are finally hitting retail now.
Nothing has changed between the originally announced version of the Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB and the version debuting today. There are only two speeds on offer: DDR4-2666 and DDR4-3000. The former operates on 1.2V, and the latter on 1.35V. Both have latencies of 16-8-8. Crucial packages the memories in kits of two and four.
The RGB lighting on the memory is controlled through Crucial’s Mod driver software, which is unfortunately not compatible with third-party lighting ecosystems. The software allows for synchronized lighting effects on up to 12 memory DIMMs.
Since the Tracer RGB’s original announcement, plenty of memory OEMs have jumped on the RGB train. RGB memory kits are now available from Corsair, Geil, G.Skill, and Team Group, among others. In delaying the Tracer RGB’s launch, Crucial is rather late to the party.
|Crucial Ballistix Tracer RGB||Crucial Ballistix Tracer RGB|
|Capacity||2 x 8GB or 4 x 8GB / 2 x 16GB or 4 x 16GB||2 x 8GB or 4 x 8GB / 2 x 16GB or 4 x 16GB|