Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series PC3-15000 2GB

Result Discussion & Conclusion

Conclusion
 
Falling just 28mhz shy of DDR3-2000 on slightly relaxed 8-9-9-24 timings, the Patriot PVS32G1866LLK "Viper" kit is certain to fulfil any bandwidth hungry overclockers "need for speed" ; and has actually earned it's place as the fastest DDR3 kit we've tested on Overclock3D to date. More importantly, the kit managed to run at stock PC3-15000 / 8-8-8-20 settings with 100% stability on three of our test configurations and with no additional "tweaking" aka "faffing around" required.
 
We also need to remember that all overclocking results obtained from the modules were achieved with a measly 1.95v. Adding some extra voltage and/or active cooling to the modules would have undoubtedly seen the PVS32G1866LLK kit overclock much higher. However, as Patriot do not provide any kind of "extended voltage warranty" on the Viper kit, overclockers will have to experiment at their own risk.
 
Priced at around £270 on websites such as Aria, the Patriot PVS32G1866LLK comes in at an extremely competitive price point for a DDR3 kit of this speed and even beats the price of some lower rated kits from other respectable manufacturers. Good work patriot!
 
 
The Good
• Manages to hit DDR3-1964 on stock timings with only 1.95v.
• Loosening timings to 8-9-9-9 allowed us to overclock to DDR3-1972.
• Sexy finned "Viper" heatspreaders.
• Lifetime Warranty.
• Very good price for a DDR3 kit.
• Unique packaging. Not your usual blister pack affair!
 
The Mediocre
• No "extended voltage warranty" to give overclockers extra piece of mind.
 
The Bad
• Diddly squat
 
Performance Award
 
Thanks to Patriot for making this review possible. Discuss in our forums.
«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next»

Most Recent Comments

30-12-2007, 11:39:35

JN
"Just 3 weeks ago we tested Patriot's non-Viper PC3-1500 kit, However since then Patriot have made some changes and we've been invited to take a 2nd look"

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...150009431s.jpg

Patriot PVS32G1866LLK PC3-15000 Review

30-12-2007, 11:51:35

Luigi
nice, nearly 2ghz!!! DDr3 is looking good, apart from prices...

30-12-2007, 11:57:57

Hatman
Those will come down eventually though.

Hopefully they come down by december next year, its kinda obvious they will but DDR2 is still very popular and DDR3 doesnt show much improvement over it anyway

Then all the rubbish that now we need at least 2gb for most things and since 2gb modules arent the every day thing yet its not great atm.

So, 2gb ddr3 modules, those will be gd gd. Cant see any point in getting some lower clocked than 1600mhz though.

30-12-2007, 13:34:40

FarFarAway
Those looks damn sweet modules - 2GHz ftw

30-12-2007, 22:52:12

PV5150
Very nice sticks and a quality review as usual Jim. Well done
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.