Another DDR3 kit hits our test bench and this time it is a kit from Patriot. We got their latest Viper kit that we will put vs some fast performers from both Corsair and Supertalent. We are going to twist and turn this ram kit to see how it performs in Superpi and Everest among other test programs.
We are also going to put this kit vs the otheres in a overclocking test to really see how well it performs so stay tuned.
Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. Patriot products include Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL) and Flash Memory solutions (FM).
Extreme Performance PC3-14400 (1800MHz)
Low Latency (8-8-8-20)
Equipped Patriot Viper Heat Shields with integrated ACC (Aluminum Copper Composite) technology
100% Tested and Verified
Tested and compatible with Intel P35, X38 and X48 chipsets
Optimized for Intel* Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, and Core 2 Extreme
The ram comes packed in a very nice plastic cover. The ram was very well protected during shipping, if you turn the package around you can have a closer look at the ram sticks. The ram sticks are very well equipped with big steel colored heatsinks. These should be enough to maintain the heat the sticks put out but will they be enugh when we overclocked the ram?
The left picture is similar to the one above but I just want to show you that on each stick there is a sticker that tells you what memory sticks they are and what specifications they have. Otherwise we can see that the heatsinks got a big Patriot logo on them which gives them a more luxurious look.
MSI X48 Platinum motherboard
Western Digital Caviar 16mb SATA 2 HDD
Zalman 500W PSU
We used the following software to benchmark the kit, Everest Ultimate Edition, Sisoft Sandra XI, SuperPi and Pcmark Vantage.