Patriot Viper 3 Series Black Mamba PC3-19200 16GB Review

2013-Sep-07 | Tags: memory

Start64!With the launch of a new chipset and processors from Intel, which deliver incredible memory speed capabilities right out of the box, memory manufacturers are delivering kits that can take advantage of the new Haswell architecture's robust memory controllers. Patriot has such a kit in its arsenal with the Viper 3 Series Black Mamba PC3-19200 kit rated at 2400MHz and running a CAS latency of 10 using just 1.65v.

I have looked at several of the Viper 3 kits in the past, including the 2133MHz set of these modules that pushed up over 2500MHz on the Z77 platform. When you look at it over time, Patriot has a strong track record of delivering exceptional memory performance with its Viper series lineup. As the lineup has matured and speeds have risen, changes have been made in the heat sink package used on the modules. The original Viper series modules used an AOC sink with high rise cooling fins that have shrunk down in size with the Viper Series sinks seen on the company's Division 4 modules. Now the Viper 3 design is in use, which while light weight, is functional. Patriot offers the Viper 3 modules in a variety of colors to more closely match your system theme with Venom Red, Jungle Green, Sapphire Blue, and Black Mamba.

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