Patriot Viper DDR3-1600 6GB Kit
|Patriot Viper DDR3-1600 6GB Kit|
|Test Setup and Core i7 Benchmarking Info|
|Benchmarking the DDR3-1600 Kit|
With the price of DDR3 dropping, it may be time to lay aside that excuse for upgrading your gaming rig. The Intel Core i7 is a platform that should be around for a few more months and some nice DDR3 will make it scream. Today we are looking at another 6GB kit of memory, but this time it's from Patriot. This kit comes clocked in at a very nice 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 2T timings. It promises compliance with XMP profiles and price around $100. At this price, it is possibly one of the cheapest CL8 PC3-12800 6GB kits around and with that in mind let's take a look.
As with all 6GB Core i7 kits, the Patriot Viper PC3-12800 kit comes with three 2GB sticks of memory. As with most DDR3-1600 for the Core i7, Patriot states that it will require 1.65v to keep it stable.
Once ordered, the memory arrived in about a week and was well packaged in order to protect it. Inside the package the modules were split up into two separate clamshells. The single module had become dislodged from its spot but seemed to be undamaged. The paper backing in the package with two modules also serves as a quick install guide if you're not familiar with installing memory.
Memory Info & Features:
Below is some of the information pulled from Patriot's website regarding this kit. It has been pasted here for your convenience.
Patriot Extreme Performance (EP) line is engineered to expand your gaming options. These modules are designed to operate at 1600MHz and are available in 3GB and 6GB kit capacities. Equipped with Patriot ACC (Aluminum Copper Composite) technology, these modules are designed for maximum performance and stability under extreme overclocking conditions. Engineered with quality and Performance in mind, Patriot Extreme Performance line is the ultimate solution for extreme overclockers, gamers, and PC enthusiasts.
- Extreme Performance PC3-12800 (1600MHz)
- Low Latency (8-8-8-24)
- Patriot Viper Heat Shields with integrated ACC (Aluminum Copper Composite) technology
- 100% Tested and Verified
- BTT Tested to ensure maximum performance
- Lifetime Warranty
- RoHS Compliant
- XMP Ready
- Tested and compatible with Intel® X58 chipsets