Ballistics - the fine science of motion that has given us cannons, catapults, rockets, and a myriad other toys with which to play havoc with. Then there are Ballistix, the (in)famous memory line from Crucial that leaves other lesser kits weeping from sorrow in it's wake. Forgetting about projectile trajectory for a bit, Crucial has rolled out the artillery in the form of its newest incarnation wielding a rating of PC3-16000. Yes, you read that right, a whopping 2000MHz of blistering speed that breaks the sound barrier of current offerings. When looking back to how just a few months ago DDR3 could barely out pace it's predecessor, we can only feel that slight tingle of glee and anticipation that normally follows such a launch.
For those just tuning in, we covered another DDR3 Ballistix kit back in October, and two powerhouses of DDR2 kits last year. Needless to say, if the past is any indication of what to expect out of this new kit, we've got some pretty high hopes and expectations. While the kit's thrusters are primed for go, does all that raw speed have the needed stopping power to justify its sky high price tag? We've got all the data and more, so keep reading before you run off to take out that second mortgage.