Established in 1985 and currently based in Fremont, California USA, Patriot Memory supply a full suite of memory modules as well as flash memory and most recently, SSD drives. Today however we will be looking at the top of the range PC3-16000 Viper Series in 2x2GB format.
Rated at 2000MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24, this memory kit is slightly slower than our previous top end kit, the CSX Diablo3. However, with the advent of 64-bit computing and the inability for 32-bit systems to address more than 3GB, 4GB kits are now the norm for high-end systems. As such, enthusiasts are looking for 2x2GB kits, but up until now, high performance DDR3 was only available in 2x1GB format. Patriot have once again come to the forefront of memory releases in being one of the first to release 2x2GB kits rated at 2000MHz. DDR3 however, is still relatively expensive compared to DDR2 that is still lingering around like a bad smell. Nobody said high-end computing was going to be cheap and if you want the best, more often than not you have to pay the price.
Patriot Extreme Performance (EPP) Low Latency line is engineered to expand your gaming options. These modules are designed to operate at 2000MHz at 9-9-9-24 timings and are available in 2GB kit and 4GB kit capacities. Equipped with Patriot ACC (Aluminum Copper Composite) technology, these modules are designed for maximum performance and stability 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 PC3-16000 (2000MHz)
- Low Latency (9-9-9-24)
- Equipped Patriot Viper Heat Shields with integrated ACC (Aluminum Copper Composite) technology
- 100% Tested and Verified
- Lifetime Warranty
- RoHS Compliant
- EPP 2.0 Ready
- Tested and compatible with Nvidia 790I
Most 2000MHz kits require the use of an NVidia chipset to reach their full potential and the Viper series is no different. But the Viper kit does have the added benefit of EPP, so installing these kits and getting them to run at the advertised speeds should be a cinch if your motherboard supports this feature.
Enough of the small talk, let's take a look at the modules themselves...