Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 2x4GB DDR3-2400 CL10 1.65V Review

Published by Sam on 10.07.13
(1) 2 3 4 5 »

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.

 Article in English  Artikel in Deutsch  Article en français  Articolo in italiano

Let’s kick off the review by looking at some facts and figures.

Manufacturer Patriot
Series Viper 3 Black Mamba
Part Number PV38G240C0K
Type DDR3
Capacity 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
Frequency 2'400 MHz
Timings 10-12-12-30
VDIMM 1.65 Volt
Registred/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Cooling Passive Heatspreader
Waranty Lifetime warranty
Package Type Boxed

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.

Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Closer Look
Page 3 - Photo Gallery
Page 4 - Results
Page 5 - Conclusion

Discuss this article in the forums

comments powered by Disqus

Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 2x4GB DDR3-2400 CL10 1.65V Review - Memory DDR3 - Reviews - ocaholic