Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 2x4GB DDR3-2400 CL10 1.65V Review
Published by Sam on 10.07.13 (25197 reads)
When it comes to high end desktop memory, Patriot is not the brand that you would frequently find on the cutting edge of progression. Nonetheless, this maker has proven to be a solid competitor in the mid-range segment of the market. To see if it’s still there, let us take a look at a recent offering, namely, a 2400C10 set Patriot called Black Mamba.
Let’s kick off the review by looking at some facts and figures.
The Black Mamba series is a subset of Patriot’s Viper 3 memory lineup, together with Venom Red and Intel Extreme Masters counterparts. Judging by the specs, the difference between the trio boils down only to the color of heatspreaders in use.
Ever since Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPUs were released just over a year ago, 10-12-12 timing formula has become the norm for DDR3-2400 rated memory as, still being relatively tight, it still keeps the door wide open for the use of Hynix and Samsung modules that have failed higher bins. Yet, with Patriot having no higher-rated memory in its current production line, the 2400C10 series should experience no shortage of well-clocking samples one might eventually strike.
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