Remember your first ever computer? I’ll bet you probably didn’t build it yourself either. Think real hard and try to visualize the box it came in, can you see the amount of memory it stated that was preinstalled on the sticker? Depending on how long ago it may have been kilobytes or megabytes. Back then the DIMMS it had were considered high density, or shall we say cutting edge? The gigabytes you have in your system now is a far cry from back then but as recently as 6 years ago 256 Mb was considered overkill.



With the announcement of the Intel X79 chipset the memory game has changed again. The X79 chipset can accommodate up to 64 Gb of quad channel memory which means that densities on each DIMM could accommodate up to 8 Gb. (based on an 8 DIMM slot configuration) These are the amounts of memory that were once reserved to server configurations. Without having to explain everything in detail, all this did not happen overnight. Of course Intel developed the processor and the chipset but memory manufacturers didn’t just pop a few modules on a piece of PCB and call it done. They had to go through not only their own development process but in the end had to be validated by Intel based on their qualifications. Patriot Memory is one of the first memory manufacturers to acquire Intel validation and have recently announced their latest line of Xtreme Series Quad Channel Modules called Division 4.


The Patriot Xtreme Series Division 4 Quad Channel DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 16GB memory kit is the latest flagship performance memory offering from Patriot Memory. The Xtreme Series Division 4 memory kit features a copper core with an extruded aircraft-grade aluminum shield, making it highly overclockable without being held back by high temperatures. The Patriot Division 4 Quad Channel DDR3 16GB memory kit is rated to run at 1600MHz with timings of 8-9-8-24 and a voltage of 1.65 making it perfect for X79 systems that need smart memory for their DIMM slots.