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Difference in RAM config - Crucial Ballistix Sport LT vs. AT

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Folks - what does this difference in specs mean? ---- 

 

Ballistix Sport LT (BLS2K8G4D32AESBK)--- Specs: DDR4 PC4-25600 • 16-18-18 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR4-3200 • 1.35V • 2048Meg x 64 •

Ballistix Sport AT (BLS2K8G4D32AESTK)--- Specs: DDR4 PC4-25600 • 16-18-18 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR4-3200 • 1.35V • 1024Meg x 64 •

 

as you can see the only difference is that last bit on mem config (2048Megx64 vs. 1024Megx64). what does this mean? any impact on performance... 

 

Follow-up question.... 

pairing RAM with Ryzen 5 1600. upgrading from Sport "AT" 2666 to Sport "LT" 3200. didnt notice any improvement in FPS despite being told Ryzen is sensitive to RAM speed and will see a boost. what has been your experience?

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14 minutes ago, popmartian said:

pairing RAM with Ryzen 5 1600. upgrading from Sport "AT" 2666 to Sport "LT" 3200. didnt notice any improvement in FPS despite being told Ryzen is sensitive to RAM speed and will see a boost. what has been your experience?

Did you enable XMP in bios? If you didn't the RAM will be running at 2133MHz.


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19 minutes ago, popmartian said:

didnt notice any improvement in FPS despite being told Ryzen is sensitive to RAM speed and will see a boost.

is the system bottlenecked somewhere else? Like a weak GPU?

 

19 minutes ago, popmartian said:

what does this mean? any impact on performance... 

My guess is the difference in capacity of memory chips used, but as long as they add up to the same capacity per stick, it doesn't matter.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, _d0nut said:

Did you enable XMP in bios? If you didn't the RAM will be running at 2133MHz.

yes have enabled XMP - running at the rated speed (3200) - without XMP it was at 2400...  I mainly compared performance in Apex legends (FPS), Resident Evil 2 and Unigine Superposition benchmarks - and the results were not materially different in terms of average FPS / scores I was seeing. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, _Syn_ said:

The difference is one is 16GB and the other is 8GB

 

Edit: actually not sure anymore..

_Syn_ they are both 8GBx2 kits  - I just bought a bundle of 2 "LT" sticks and was curious about the difference from "AT". the AT might be better looking aesthetically (subjective) but it does seem to be priced higher at most retailers (Crucial's website has them priced the same).

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1 hour ago, Jurrunio said:

is the system bottlenecked somewhere else? Like a weak GPU?

 

My guess is the difference in capacity of memory chips used, but as long as they add up to the same capacity per stick, it doesn't matter.

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4 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

My guess is the difference in capacity of memory chips used, but as long as they add up to the same capacity per stick, it doesn't matter.

I would hope so... very little out there on the nets to explain what this is. Any other takers?

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Hello,

 

i think the only difference is dual rank vs single rank memory sticks.

I just ordered AT 4x8GB 3200MHz....will see how it works out.

 

Cheers

Dan

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On 7/24/2019 at 2:44 PM, Dan385 said:

Hello,

 

i think the only difference is dual rank vs single rank memory sticks.

I just ordered AT 4x8GB 3200MHz....will see how it works out.

 

Cheers

Dan

Any news yet? How is it working out? I am considering buying that too but wanted to collect some feedback before...

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A bit late to the topic but since I've been looking for the answer recently:

From my understanding there is no difference between the AT and LT other than appearance. Since they are priced the same and the AT ones seem to get sold out at the moment I believe they were a limited run in partnership with Asus to match the aesthetics of their TUF motherboards (similar colors, and AT could stand for Asus TUF while sounding similar to LT which is their normal name).

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On 8/8/2019 at 2:51 PM, stevsaunders said:

Any news yet? How is it working out? I am considering buying that too but wanted to collect some feedback before...

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Amazon.co.uk messed up the delivery, and sent those without tracking code. In short the shipment for some reason went back to amazon.co.uk, ...now they are shipping to again to me, with tracking code this time, lol....its like ping pong.

Will let you know...altho i might combine it with Ryzen 3700x

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