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Overclocking has generally been the domain of enthusiasts with desktop rigs. However, increasing the CPU frequency beyond the official specification is not the only way to extract more performance from a computing system. Memory-bound workloads can benefit from memory hierarchies with increased bandwidth and/or lower latencies. Small form-factor (SFF) systems usually do not allow the DRAM to be operated beyond the standard JEDEC guidelines (up to 2133 MHz for DDR4). However, the Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) can support DDR4 SODIMMs operating at 2133 MHz+. Do increased memory frequencies deliver benefits in the Skull Canyon NUC? We benchmarked the system using five different SODIMM kits operating at various frequencies and latencies beyond the standard 2133 MHz. Read on for the results and analysis.

Micron Cancels Ballistix TX3 NVMe SSD

At Computex in June, Micron announced that Crucial's Ballistix brand was being promoted to a standalone brand for gaming-oriented products. Their exhibit included three tiers of Ballistix DRAM products...

7 by Billy Tallis on 8/18/2016

Crucial Expands MX300 SSD Lineup with Additional Capacities: Up to 1TB

Crucial this week made two announcements. Its MX300 family of 3D NAND-based consumer-grade SSDs has been expanded with additional models, and also Crucial revealed plans to start sales of...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2016

Price Check Q3 2016: DRAM Prices Down Over 20% Since Early 2016

Slow sales in the first half of 2016 have negatively affected suppliers of virtually all of PCs, tablets and smartphone components. Producers of DRAM typically suffer more than others...

37 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2016

The Crucial MX300 750GB SSD Review: Micron's 3D NAND Arrives

Micron is the second company to the 3D NAND flash milestone, with today's release of the Crucial MX300 750GB Limited Edition. This follows on from two years ago when...

84 by Billy Tallis on 6/14/2016

Crucial Announces 16GB Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 SO-DIMMs

This week Crucial is introducing its first DDR4 SO-DIMMs for enthusiasts, designed for high-performance notebooks and small form-factor PCs. The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT PC4-19200 SO-DIMMs are available in...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2016

Micron Presents New SSDs and Strategy: From Components to Whole Solutions, 3D NAND Shipping Imminent

At Micron's Enterprising event today in Austin, TX, the company discussed several upcoming products and shared information about an ongoing strategic shift. Not content to stay a mere component...

19 by Billy Tallis on 4/12/2016

Build-A-Rig Round 2: The $800 Back-To-School PC Winners

Our Build-A-Rig project is a place where PC hardware manufacturers (memory companies, case companies, GPU, CPU, power supply, storage et al.) are given an imaginary budget and a rough...

69 by Daniel Williams on 12/3/2015

Build-A-Rig Round 2, SilverStone vs. Crucial: The $800 PC Showdown

We’re back again for the final phase of our second Build-a-Rig competition. For this round we are doing a theme relevant to many a younger enthusiast: back to school...

43 by Daniel Williams on 11/12/2015

Build-A-Rig Round 2, SilverStone vs Crucial: The $800 PC Build Logs

After starting our second Build-A-Rig project a couple of weeks ago the build logs are in and we can see what it is like to work hands on with...

33 by Daniel Williams on 11/4/2015

The Crucial BX200 (480GB & 960GB) SSD Review: Crucial's First TLC NAND SSD

The Crucial BX200 is the successor to the very successful BX100 and is Crucial's new value-oriented SSD. The BX200 moves to the newer Silicon Motion SM2256 controller and is...

86 by Billy Tallis on 11/3/2015

Build-A-Rig Round 2: SilverStone and Crucial Interviews and $800 Back-To-School PCs

Last quarter we introduced our new Build-A-Rig project. At a high level, we ask two or three companies in the PC industry each round to configure a system to...

93 by Ian Cutress on 10/13/2015

Crucial MX200 (250GB, 500GB & 1TB) SSD Review

Last year Micron launched M600 SSD for the OEM market, but unlike in the past there was no simultaneous retail product release. We were told that the M600 firmware...

62 by Kristian Vättö on 5/22/2015

Crucial BX100 (120GB, 250GB, 500GB & 1TB) SSD Review

Crucial has been doing very well in the client SSD market during the past year. Crucial's/Micron's ability to quickly roll out the 16nm NAND node definitely paid off because...

67 by Kristian Vättö on 4/10/2015

DDR4 Haswell-E Scaling Review: 2133 to 3200 with G.Skill, Corsair, ADATA and Crucial

For any user interested in performance, memory speed is an important part of the equation when it comes to building your next system. This can apply to any user...

119 by Ian Cutress on 2/5/2015

Crucial Announces MX200, BX100 SSDs & SSD Toolbox

Crucial's MX100 has been one the most successful SSDs on the market. Its very aggressive pricing along with decent performance and great feature set has made it an excellent...

32 by Kristian Vättö on 1/8/2015

Best SSDs: Holiday 2014

We published our last 'Best SSDs' article in July and to be completely honest the core of my recommendations has remained unchanged, but there are a couple of new...

38 by Kristian Vättö on 12/15/2014

Crucial DDR4 Available for Pre-Order at OverclockersUK

While browsing the internet this evening I found a news post that started quoting UK pricing for DDR4. Given the length of time between now and the official DDR4...

26 by Ian Cutress on 8/2/2014

Computex 2014: Crucial Shows Ballistix Elite DDR4

Obviously one of the biggest topics of Computex this year is DDR4. Crucial will be bringing their DDR4 to the consumer market under the Ballistix Elite brand with speeds...

25 by Kristian Vättö on 6/4/2014

Crucial MX100 (256GB & 512GB) Review

Computex is officially kicking off today and unlike many of the products announced at trade shows, we actually have a full review of the Crucial MX100 that is launching...

50 by Kristian Vättö on 6/2/2014

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