Patriot Extreme Performance Viper 3GB PC3-10666 kit
Posted by: Dan on: 21.09.2009 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
The memory installed into our i7 system without a problem.
The test system was as follows:
CPU – Intel Core i7 920 – Supplied by Intel
Cooling – Noctua NH-U12P 1366
Motherboard – Asus P6T V2 Deluxe
Memory – On Review
HDDs – 2x WD 160GB in RAID-0
GPU – EVGA 9800GTX
PSU – PCP&C 750W Quad Blue
On Review: Patriot Extreme Performance Viper Series DDR3 3GB (3 x 1GB) PC3-10666 Enhanced Latency DIMM Kit
Before I dive in with results I tried overclocking the memory, and was amazed by how far this particular kit was able to be pushed. I was able to take this kit from the stock speed of 1333Mhz all the way up to 1850Mhz while remaining stable!!!
When I got close to 1900Mhz I started to run into stability issues, but I’m really impressed by the amount this RAM was pushed and took it.
Now it remains to be seen if every kit can overclock as well as this one, but these were very impressive results for a 1333Mhz kit.
We can see here that the 1333Mhz kit is supplying plenty of memory bandwidth at stock. But overclocked it’s supplying over twice the bandwidth that the same DDR2 kit could.
Sandra’s tests favour the triple channel even more, and when overclocked shows the memory breaking clean over the 25GB/s memory bandwidth mark. This is a massive amount of memory bandwidth!
Next Page – Conclusion