Patriot PDC32G1866LLK PC3-15000 2GB DDR3 Kit

Introduction & Specs

Introduction

Back at the beginning of the year, Patriot were kind enough to send us one of their Extreme Performance PC2-8500 kits for review. Managing an extremely respectable overclock and decent overall performance, the kit left with out Editors Choice award and an impressive 92% final score.

Today we're back again, but this time looking at one of Patriot's top-of-the-range DDR3 kits from their "Extreme Performance" lineup. Rated at DDR3-1866 and with reasonably tight timings (for DDR3) of 8-8-8-24, the PDC32G1866LLK modules certainly look the part and are in fact the fastest DDR3 kit out of the box that we've tested to date. However, before we get down and dirty with them, let's find out a little more about Patriot...

With their headquarters based in sunny California, Patriot has been producing high performance memory modules under their parent company PDP Systems for over 20 years. Sale of their modules is on a global scale with distributors throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It would be fair to say that Patriot is better known by our overclocking buddies over in the USA, but with their reputation for performance building with every new product released, they are certainly making serious headway in the UK.

What Patriot say..

Founded in 1985, a member of JEDEC, PDP Systems has been a value-added global technology solutions provider. PDP manufacturers and distributes DDR2, DDR, SDRAM and Flash memories. PDP's services include worldwide OEM contract manufacturing and private label.

PDP's state-of-the-art Fremont, California, facility is composed of multiple production lines, and a highly skilled production staff. This gives PDP the ability and resources necessary to provide a full line of memory module solutions.


Specifications

Considered by many  as one of the top memory manufacturers in the market, Patriot certainly have a lot of fierce competition on their hands. By taking a quick browse of the specifications available on their website, we should be able to find out what attributes (if any) separate Patriot from the rest of the crowd.

Patriot Extreme Performance (EP) Low Latency line is engineered to expand your gaming options. These modules are designed to operate at 1866MHz at 8-8-8-24 timings and are available in 2GB kit capacities. They are equipped with Patriot Aluminum Bladed Heat Shield Technology?to improve module stability and performance while operating 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 PC3-15000 (1866MHz)
• Low Latency (8-8-8-24)
• Patriot Aluminum Bladed?Heat Shield Technology to improve module module stability
• 100% Tested and Verified
• Lifetime Warranty
• RoHS Compliant
• Tested and compatible with Intel P35 and X38 chipsets
• Voltage Setting: 1.9v

Patriot PDC32F1866LLK Specifications Sticker

As you'd expect from a top memory manufacturer, Patriot have furnished the PDC32G1866LLK kit with a lifetime warranty. Unfortunately Patriot have not specified if this warranty covers the modules past their stock voltage of 1.9v, and as a result this may deter overclockers who want to put extra voltage through the modules to achieve a higher overclock.

Patriot also state that they have tested the modules on both Intel P35 and X38 chipsets, which is certainly good news considering these are the two main DDR3 chipsets available on the market at the moment.

Normally at this point I'd pop off the heatspreaders and take some snaps of the IC's used on the modules. However, the heatspreaders appeared to be fixed to the modules with a strong adhesive that totally flawed my attempts to prize the modules apart. Based on Patriot's previous preference for Micron IC's I'd hazard a guess and say that this kit is based on D9GTR - but don't quote me on that.
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Most Recent Comments

22-11-2007, 08:43:29

JN
"Looking for some extremely fast DDR3? We check out the Patriot Extreme Performance PC3-15000 kit to see if it fits the bill."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...123527350s.jpg

Patriot PDP32G1866LLK Review

22-11-2007, 09:19:32

Ham
Shame really. They could have been onto a real winner.

They given a response yet?

22-11-2007, 09:57:56

ionicle
thats really quite pathetic that they couldnt even do what it said on the tin (well, plastic thing )

22-11-2007, 10:20:48

FragTek
Hopefully Patriot will get back to you and swap out the sticks for another pair to test. Patriot doesn't seem like they'd BS their claimed speeds by as much as these differed.

22-11-2007, 10:25:38

Pyr0
board limitation, not ram

22-11-2007, 10:28:57

FragTek
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'
board limitation, not ram
Are you sure about that? They tried with three different motherboards.

22-11-2007, 10:33:06

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'
board limitation, not ram
Afraid not. The OCZ kit runs up to almost DDR3-2000 on the same board. I literally swapped the kits over without changing any settings to eliminate that as a possible issue.

22-11-2007, 12:08:46

Pyr0
sorry, was meant to be a question, but i couldn't edit my post with a "?"

24-11-2007, 02:34:13

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'
board limitation, not ram ? ()
Funny u posted that. I was thinking about the Q6600 vS mobo, and what results an AMD cpu and `whatever ddr3 board` would make of it. Memory results alone u understand.

Something is holding something back by the looks of things. Feedback would answer some questions.

24-11-2007, 12:21:46

Pyr0
couple more questions

What is the max (stable) FSB for that Q6600?

What performance level were the tests completed at in the end?

And how much voltage did you try on the NB?

I found I ran out of NB voltage rather quickly on the P5K3 when testing some Ballistix... been thinking about trying a voltmod ever since lol (or buying/trying X38 or X48)

Here's some Ballistix at 2000 just for ref. (unstable)
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