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Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM £56.96 @ Amazon Germany
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Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 3000MHz DDR4 RAM £56.96 @ Amazon Germany

£56.96£7928%Amazon Germany Deals
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Posted 12th Jun
This appears to be an excellent price. You can pay using your UK Amazon account.

Key Features:
  • Voltage: 1.35V
  • Latency Timing: CL15
  • Speed: 3000MHz (PC4-24000)
  • 2 x 8GB UDIMM Dual Channel Kit
  • Intel XMP Profile Support
  • non-ECC Unbuffered Memory
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Excellent deal, the description is incorrect however.

This is 1x 16GB not 2x 8GB!

Please be aware of this when ordering as if you want to run in dual channel mode you will need two of these.
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Joshm7412/06/2019 13:15

Wow awesome price, great spot OP. I already have 2400mhz RAM with a Ryzen …Wow awesome price, great spot OP. I already have 2400mhz RAM with a Ryzen 5 1600. Can't decide whether it's worth upgrading to 3000 or possibly 3200.


Ryzen's performance is very memory speed dependant. There are quite a few good articles and videos about it but in short it would be a good idea to upgrade, especially at these sorts of prices. The general consensus is that 3000MHz to 3200MHz is the sweet spot and raw speed matters more than tighter timings. Beyond 3200MHz it is harder to get it working reliably and there are diminishing returns. So in short yes, I would recommend it.
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Best ram deal ive seen yet, nice find my man.
Wow awesome price, great spot OP. I already have 2400mhz RAM with a Ryzen 5 1600. Can't decide whether it's worth upgrading to 3000 or possibly 3200.
Joshm7412/06/2019 13:15

Wow awesome price, great spot OP. I already have 2400mhz RAM with a Ryzen …Wow awesome price, great spot OP. I already have 2400mhz RAM with a Ryzen 5 1600. Can't decide whether it's worth upgrading to 3000 or possibly 3200.


Ryzen's performance is very memory speed dependant. There are quite a few good articles and videos about it but in short it would be a good idea to upgrade, especially at these sorts of prices. The general consensus is that 3000MHz to 3200MHz is the sweet spot and raw speed matters more than tighter timings. Beyond 3200MHz it is harder to get it working reliably and there are diminishing returns. So in short yes, I would recommend it.
Are these white or grey ? Great price
@reindeer333 why your iPhone deal keep on missing.
Are these free returnables to amazon uk?
Smash7712/06/2019 13:29

@reindeer333 why your iPhone deal keep on missing.


The link was missing when I first posted it so it got sent into moderation. I then reposted it with the correct link but the original deal got reinserted, so I deleted one and the mods the other (pretty much at the same time) hence why there is no longer a deal up. I'm not posting it for a 3rd time
Edited by: "reindeer333" 12th Jun
deftys12/06/2019 13:30

What do you mean by dual rank?



Google it dear boy, don't be frightened of the unknown! Knowledge is power after all

EDIT: So it actually seems like Dual Rank can be beneficial to Ryzen after some digging... Hmm might well bite after all!

"Dual rank RAM at less Mhz is cheaper than required higher speed single rank RAM for same performance"
Edited by: "Listy2021" 12th Jun
deftys12/06/2019 13:30

What do you mean by dual rank?


Essentially you have two banks of memory, equalling the total module size (16GB in this case), instead of one.
On the whole, dual-rank usually performs better (interleaving between banks) and is marginally cheaper; just avoid mix and matching ranks of ultimate performance is what you're after.

Either way, this is an absolute bargain
deftys12/06/2019 13:30

What do you mean by dual rank?


idk maybe they mean duel channel, in which case is no reason to be turned off by this deal lol
Got 16gb of HyperX Fury 2600 a fortnight or so ago for about 58 quid.

Gutted isn't the word.
Listy202112/06/2019 13:28

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So why would that matter? According to the video below Dual rank seems to have the slight advantage.

Harryisme12/06/2019 13:48

So why would that matter? According to the video below Dual rank seems to …So why would that matter? According to the video below Dual rank seems to have the slight advantage.[Video]



Read my following posts from that first one and the one by visibleman, I was wrong matey
Got the Crucial Ballistix 2666mhz in my Ryzen build. Any benefit to using this instead?
What a great price, bought. Guess I'm committed to doing a new build now
Just seen the mod edit about this being 1x16GB module, not 2x 8GB

Well that sucks!
Edited by: "Listy2021" 12th Jun
Sorry for the noob question, but everyone seems to be talking about Ryzen. I'm soon to be building an Intel Hackintosh, would there be an issue with using this Dual Rank ram? I'd take the time to research but I don't want to miss this offer if it will work. Will bag 64gb at that price.
Listy202112/06/2019 13:50

Read my following posts from that first one and the one by visibleman, I …Read my following posts from that first one and the one by visibleman, I was wrong matey



Sorry didn't see that post,I generally just look at clock speed and the CL rating, never knew Sr and DR was a thing.

BTW: Is this really Dual Channel? the images only show one stick of RAM not two Sticks of 8GB, and doing a google search on the product code, doesn't clarify this.
Harryisme12/06/2019 14:21

Sorry didn't see that post,I generally just look at clock speed and the CL …Sorry didn't see that post,I generally just look at clock speed and the CL rating, never knew Sr and DR was a thing.BTW: Is this really Dual Channel? the images only show one stick of RAM not two Sticks of 8GB, and doing a google search on the product code, doesn't clarify this.



No it isn't, it's 1x 16GB module sadly
Listy202112/06/2019 14:19

Just seen the mod edit about this being 1x16GB module, not 2x 8GBWell that …Just seen the mod edit about this being 1x16GB module, not 2x 8GBWell that sucks!



Yeah, just cancelled mine.

Glad I came back to this thread and saw that
ianbeany12/06/2019 14:26

Yeah, just cancelled mine.Glad I came back to this thread and saw that



Yeah I cancelled mine as well, ah well I'm sure there'll be tons more RAM deals soon to waste time mulling over and cancelling orders left right and centre lmao
It is truly amazing how many people just buy stuff without reading about what it is first.
Uncommon.Sense12/06/2019 14:55

It is truly amazing how many people just buy stuff without reading about …It is truly amazing how many people just buy stuff without reading about what it is first.


We did, clever cloggs. The description was wrong at the time we ordered.

You would have known that though if you had read the thread properly before commenting. Amazing that.
Edited by: "ianbeany" 12th Jun
Uncommon.Sense12/06/2019 14:55

It is truly amazing how many people just buy stuff without reading about …It is truly amazing how many people just buy stuff without reading about what it is first.


Nah it's all part of the fun that is the HUKD order merry-go-round lol

Order first then read up on things and learn a bit more ... Then cancel when it turns out to be not quite what you wanted or needed then rinse and repeat time after time cos you never learn!
Edited by: "Listy2021" 12th Jun
Sod's law. I buy 64GB of this exact RAM from Amazon.de a few weeks ago when it was £75 per 16GB. A return back to Germany costs £33 insured for that amount of money too.
Listy202112/06/2019 15:02

Nah it's all part of the fun that is the HUKD order merry-go-round …Nah it's all part of the fun that is the HUKD order merry-go-round lolOrder first then read up on things and learn a bit more ... Then cancel when it turns out to be not quite what you wanted or needed then rinse and repeat time after time cos you never learn!


I know, I know, been there too.

I added the info in the OP to clarify it as soon as I saw it was wrong, but that was 45 mins after the deal was posted, so some people had ordered by then
Listy202112/06/2019 14:19

Just seen the mod edit about this being 1x16GB module, not 2x 8GBWell that …Just seen the mod edit about this being 1x16GB module, not 2x 8GBWell that sucks!

So getting 1 and using single channel sucks but buying 2 of these to use 32GB in dual channel will be good right?
Organdonor12/06/2019 16:17

So getting 1 and using single channel sucks but buying 2 of these to use …So getting 1 and using single channel sucks but buying 2 of these to use 32GB in dual channel will be good right?



It would be if you're going to actually use those 32GB for anything. If you're thinking of gaming then nothing comes even close to using 16GB of RAM nevermind 32GB

Save your money for a 16GB low latency kit (dual rank or not)
Listy202112/06/2019 16:26

It would be if you're going to actually use those 32GB for anything. If …It would be if you're going to actually use those 32GB for anything. If you're thinking of gaming then nothing comes even close to using 16GB of RAM nevermind 32GBSave your money for a 16GB low latency kit (dual rank or not)


I don't think a lot of folk realise that these are Micron E-die IC's, and as such have a great (read: very high) chance of going past 3600+ MHz C16, or quite easily doing 3200MHz C14 or below with some tweaking.

Oh, and if you use CHrome then you can easily use 32Gb of RAM
Flippin heck. That's cheap. Go for 64GB
Uncommon.Sense12/06/2019 16:29

I don't think a lot of folk realise that these are Micron E-die IC's, and …I don't think a lot of folk realise that these are Micron E-die IC's, and as such have a great (read: very high) chance of going past 3600+ MHz C16, or quite easily doing 3200MHz C14 or below with some tweaking. Oh, and if you use CHrome then you can easily use 32Gb of RAM


Yeah I am wanting to give the E-Dies a whirl, hence me being on the lookout. Already got some Team Pro 3466 B-Die's so am curious to what they can do against that

Oh and I don't use Chrome I use Pale Moon and 16GB is fine lol
Edited by: "Listy2021" 12th Jun
I might wait until we get this price in the UK.
Now OOS
Damn, gone before I could finally get a decent deal on 32GB!
ImBen_Cole12/06/2019 13:43

idk maybe they mean duel channel, in which case is no reason to be turned …idk maybe they mean duel channel, in which case is no reason to be turned off by this deal lol


As mentioned, dual channel differs to dual-rank in that it is where you use two (or more for triple/quad-channel) memory (DDR ram) modules to potentially increase overall memory bandwidth (if your controller supports it).

Generally this is really only useful in a small number of cases, typically heavy memory workloads such as rendering or data simulation etc.
Otherwise it's unlikely you'd notice a difference between single and dual-channel configurations if browsing/office apps/gaming.

Worth mentioning that there are a few games that have been shown to improve using dual-channel however, (and largely on the whole) there has been benchmarking that shows a dual-channel configuration has had a negative impact on gaming by reducing overall FPS (a percent or so) compared to single-channel.

Certainly worth a Google if you're overaly bothered by this but personally I'd opt for data rates, timings and the size you want over whether or not to go for single or dual-channel.
And obviously, if it's a (current) Ryzen system then aim to get as close to that 3200 sweet spot.
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