Patriot Viper DDR3 2000MHz 2x2GB Reviewgotdamojo06 - September 29, 2008
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PCMark Vantage: With this benchmark, I will be running the system suite as well as the memory test suite. The measure for the system suite will be the total score. The measure for memory performance is the total memory score. A comparison will be made of the performance at what the Patriot Viper DDR3 kit can do at 1333MHz, 1600MHz, as well as the highest achievable speeds compared against the scores achieved at stock speeds for the other kits.
SiSoftware Sandra XII: In this program, I will be doing the following benchmarks: Cache and Memory, Memory Bandwidth, and Memory Latency. Again, I'll be comparing the sticks at DDR3 1333MHz, as well as 1600MHz and the highest possible overclock. Higher is better in all tests, except for Memory Latency, where lower is better.
At 1333MHz, the Patriot Viper RAM was able to beat every other kit in its class at the PCMark Vantage tests, however the 9-9-9-24 latencies did not do the Viper RAM any justice at the 1333MHz speeds during the Sandra XII testing. Again, the Patriot Viper DDR3 at 1600MHz was able to beat the other comparison kits when it was tested using PCMark Vantage, but was unable to keep up during the Sandra testing. When the Viper Kit was overclocked to 1700MHz, however, it was able to beat out all of the other kits in every test.