Review: Patriot Extreme Masters Viper 3 Limited Edition 2x4GB DDR3-2133 MHz CL11

Published by Christian Ney on 22.11.12
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As an exclusive memory sponsor of the Intel's Extreme Masters event Patriot had to come up with something special. Therefore in July Patriot memory introduced it's new Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition DDR3 memory. Built for gamers the kit we are reviewing here is the fastest 8GB one. Let's have a closer look at what they came up with!

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The new memory line features the event's image on the Viper 3 heatspreader, XMP 1.3 and Intel 6 and 7 series support. They arrive in 8, 16 and 32 GB capacity with frequencies up to 2'133 MHz at 1.5v. The kit we will be dealing with today is specced at DDR3-2'133 MHz CL11-11-11-27 and has a total capacity of 8GB (2x4). Below you will find the full specifiations of it.

Manufacturer Patriot
Series Extreme Masters Viper 3 Limited Edition
Part Number PVI38G213C1K
Type DDR3
Capacity 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
Frequency 2'133 MHz
Timings 11-11-11-27
VDIMM 1.5 Volt
Registred/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Cooling Passive Heatspreader
Waranty Lifetime warranty
Package Type Boxed

Patriot rated this kit at a low 1.5v. Doing DDR3-2'133 MHz CL11 at 1.5v is more difficult than at 1.65v but it's hardly an achievement given that the majority of DDR3 memory ICs are scaling very well with voltage. Doing so should offer a better overclocking headroom.
The timings are unusual too, CL = tRCD = tRP isn't common at all these days, especially with frequencies above DDR3-1866 MHz. This timing formula combined with the rated voltage tells us that Patriot went for Micron ICs. Still, those are just paper figures, let’s see what these sticks can do under real world conditions.

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