Patriot Viper Extreme Division 4 16GB DDR3 Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅06-06-12
Test Setup & Overclocking
Test System

Memory kits on test:

Patriot Division 4 Viper Extreme 16GB 9-11-9-27 1866MHz

Corsair Vengeance 16GB 9-10-9-27 1866MHz
G.SKILL RipjawsZ 16GB 9-10-9-28 1866MHz


Below are the SPD settings of the memory kit in today's review:

Upon first boot and enabling XMP profile we found that the memory ran at 9-11-11-27 rather than the 9-11-9-27 advertised:

However, by setting the timings manually we found the kit to be perfectly stable at the correct timings of 9-11-9-27:

We did manage to lower the timings to match the two other kits on test at 9-10-9-27 however, what we really wanted to know was how much bandwidth this kit could provide:

To attain 2133MHz we had to slacken the timings off a little to 11-12-11-30 as any tighter and we encountered stability issues. Regardless, this kit will run at 2133MHz all day long with these settings so I am pleased to report this is a decent result for the Patriot Division 4 kit.

Let's see how these results translate to performance...

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