Patriot 6GB DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Viper Series Low Latency KitIntroduction
Established in 1985, Patriot have long been at the forefront of memory production and with the Viper series of memory, Patriot get to show off their manufacturing prowess with their performance line of memory modules. We recently reviewed a kit specifically designed for use with Nvidia chipsets but today we will be reviewing Patriot's latest kit which is targeted at users of Intel's latest Core i7 processor.
Patriot currently have 8 kits available for Core i7 with each kit split into Bandwidth (1333 or 1600), size (3x1GB or 3x2GB) and then Latency (CAS 7 for 1333MHz\, CAS8 or CAS9 for 1600MHz). In today's review we will be investigating the range topping 1600MHz, 8-8-8-24 6GB kit which weighs in at a very reasonable £178. Normally, kits with this level of performance usually cost the thick end of £200 but Patriot, while hardly a budget brand, are very aggressive with their pricing and bring premium products to the market place without the high cost.
Here's what Patriot have to say about their latest kit:
The Specification for the Patriot Viper series ram was taken directly from the Patriot Website
* Low Latency (8-8-8-24)
* Equipped Patriot Viper Heat Shields with integrated ACC (Aluminium Copper Composite) technology
* 100% Tested and Verified
* Lifetime Warranty
* RoHS Compliant
* XMP Ready for Core?i7 Processors
* Tested and compatible with Intel? X58 Express Chipsets
As with our previous review on the Kingston kit, Patriot also offer a lifetime warranty. Let's move on to the packaging & presentation section of the review...