Patriot Extreme Performance Viper 3GB PC3-10666 kit
Posted by: Dan on: 21.09.2009 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Intelís decision to move the memory controller to the CPU (as AMD has done for several CPU generations now) has brought with it a massive memory bandwidth increase. What used to be what only AMD CPUs could achieve, Intelís decision to take it to the next level with triple channel means that no application should be memory bandwidth starved.
This particular kit of memory seriously impressed me; at stock itís nothing more than an affordably priced kit of entry level DDR3, but when I tried overclocking it I was astounded at how far it was pushed. Now with how overclocking works, thereís no guarantee that every kit will overclock to these levels, but if they do then this would be the only kit of memory youíd need to get for i7.
Due to the overclocking performance I can only give this our recommended award!
- Amazing overclocking
- Attractive Heatspreaders
- Loose CL9 timings
- Only 3GB (Vista likeís more)
Reality check: What started off as a review of an affordable DDR3 kit for i7 was transformed to something special when overclocking was thrown into the mix
Reviewed by Dan
Thanks to Patriot for supplying the Kit for review