Average Bench: 94.7% (15th of 113)

Based on 2,697 user benchmarks.  Model: Crucial BLE8G4D36BEEAK.M8FE1 2x8GB

Excellent average bench

The Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB averaged just 5.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 16 Core Read Bench 37.8GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Mixed IO Bench 33.3GB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB is 49%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Physical RAM Latency 69.2ns
Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 25.1GB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,697 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.9 MC Read 37.8 49.9
20 MC Write 30.7 47.2
21.6 MC Mixed 32.9 39.7
96.6% 33.8 GB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 SC Read 25.1 33.3
19.4 SC Write 29.6 48.9
23.4 SC Mixed 33.3 41
83.8% 29.3 GB/s
Min Avg Max
47.9 Latency 69.2 93.7
57.8% 69.2 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3733 MHz
MC Read 49.7
MC Write 49.3
MC Mixed 41.7
134% 46.9 GB/s
SC Read 25.4
SC Write 47.5
SC Mixed 35.2
103% 36 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3733 MHz
MC Read 51
MC Write 47.1
MC Mixed 41.6
133% 46.6 GB/s
SC Read 25.4
SC Write 46.9
SC Mixed 34.2
101% 35.5 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 29.9
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 29.6
70% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 89.8
44% 89.8 ns
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Typical Ballistix Elite DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB Builds (Compare 40,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,205

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