Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1600MHz (2 x 2GBs) Kit ReviewPosted on 2011-05-11 12:28:35 by Thomas De Maesschalck
Our review today is going to examine a 4GB kit of Patriot Viper Extreme Division 2 memory. This kit is rated at DDR3-1600 (or 800MHz) at timings of 8-9-8-24 with 1.65v. Based on the quick specifications, it is clear that this low-latency kit is designed for extreme performance.
Patriot Memory is a long standing company that was founded in 1985. It focuses on three main user groups with products for the enthusiast, standard memory user, and the flash memory market, while also peeking into the SSD hard-drive and media-player markets respectively. It was only a year ago when we saw memory kits 4GBs and higher priced well over $100 CAD. Fast forward to the present day and you can pick up the same kit for roughly $50 less.
As prices continue to fall record lows, and as more producers constantly shift prices to remain competitive in the market, the time has never been better to purchase DDR3 memory kits. Indeed the average consumer, who may have settled for just 2 GBs total a few years ago, is now able to afford 4GBs and more as the “sweet-spot” for appropriate system memory is slowly shifting from 4GBs to 6/8GBs.
Link: The SSD Review