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Review: Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2x4GB DDR3-2133 MHz CL11

Published by Sam on 22.06.12 (13591 reads)
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Demand on 4 Gigabyte DDR3 modules has gone through the roof over the last 12 months. Because of that, market is now full with offerings from various manufacturers, some of which we already made you familiar with. Today, we’re going to have a look at yet another fish in this sea of memory to tell if it’s a shark or just a baby sprat.

The memory in question is an 8 Gigabyte set dropped to our lair by the company called Patriot. Even though these days Patriot is not a byword for extreme overclocking, the brand used to go wild in the past offering memory rated as high as DDR700 and DDR2-1280. The kit we’ll be dealing with today is specced at DDR3-2133 and called Viper Xtreme Division 2. The name looks like a random sequence of shouty words, but it probably makes sense for some customers and guys at the marketing office. The specification of the memory can be found on the sheet below:

Manufacturer Patriot Memory
Series Viper Xtreme Division 2
Part Number PXD38G2133C11K
Type DDR3
Capacity 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
Frequency 2'133 MHz
Timings 11-11-11-30
VDIMM 1.65 Volt
Registred/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Cooling Passive Heatspreader
Waranty Lifetime warranty
Package Type Boxed

As it is very common these days and age, Patriot have stuck with an operating voltage of 1.65V, no extra creativity points will be awarded here. The spec of DDR3-2133 is not bad, but the CL rating in double figures does sound a bit depressing. Still, those are just paper figures, let’s look at the situation as it is in real life.

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