Crucial, a world-leading producer of memory and storage devices, is announcing Crucial Ballistix DDR4 16GB performance memory modules, as well as 8Gb-based DDR4 server memory modules. Utilizing new high-density 8Gb-based components creates Ballisitix 16GB DDR4 memory modules for memory-intensive usage scenarios, while the 8Gb-based DDR4 server memory modules offer a significant cost benefit as compared to current 4Gb-based DDR4 modules.
Crucial’s new Ballistix DDR4 16GB performance memory is perfect for gamers, as well as enthusiasts seeking higher densities to deal with content creation, RAM drives, virtual machines, or other applications that are memory-intensive. The new Ballistix modules utilize Micron’s latest 8Gb DDR4 component technology to produce Crucial’s highest density DDR4 memory modules to date.
According to Jeremy Mortenson, worldwide DRAM product marketing manager at Crucial, “This density of memory module will start to become broadly available in the desktop space with our new 8Gb-based Ballistix DDR4 16GB modules. We anticipate that our new modules and component densities will enable smaller form factors and the next generation of computers to have capacities that were traditionally limited to the server or high-end desktop space.”
As Jeremy indicates, to date only expensive server systems have been able to support this level of memory density, but Intel’s latest X99 platforms can support up to 128GB total of DDR4 memory, which can only be achieved with 16GB modules that will be available (late July) across Crucial’s Sport LT, Tactical, and Elite product lines. These new DDR4 16GB modules also include Intel XMP 2.0 profiles for easy support and setup. They are available as individual 16GB modules, or in kits with a total capacity of up to 128GB, and all come with Crucial’s limited lifetime warranty.
On the server memory side, Crucial is sampling their new DDR4 2400MT/s 8Gb-based RDIMM, LRDIMM, and ECC UDIMM server modules via their Technology Enablement Program. The 8Gb-based DDR4 memory is engineered to create higher density modules, which enables higher performance and bandwidth, while increasing energy efficiency. The higher density modules, coupled with the DDR4 speed increase to 2400MT/s, provides greater memory channel bandwidth and greater channel density, along with the improved energy efficiency. These benefits combined represent a higher value that creates a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for users.
According to Michael Moreland, worldwide product marketing manager at Crucial, “Our 8Gb-based modules will enable the next-generation of energy efficient servers to more readily keep up with the ever-increasing memory density and bandwidth demands of virtualization, HPC, and big data applications. These modules can play a significant role in nearly any server strategy, no matter whether it is a new installation of a single server or the scale-up or scale-out of an existing deployment.”
Crucial’s 8Gb-based server memory is designed for the next-generation of processors, is extensively tested to meet mission-critical standards, and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Crucial’s Technology Enablement Program gives channel partners who have DDR4-capable platforms under development or evaluation early access to DDR4 8Gb-based RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, and ECC UDIMMS. These new DDR4 server modules are expected to be available in late July, and will be included in Crucial’s Reliance Program.