We recently had a thread in our forums asking a question about RAM speed. Are speeds over 1600MHz overkill for today's systems? This a topic for debate as manufacturers keep pushing out RAM with higher and higher speed ratings. Currently, the highest speed RAM on the market is clocked at 2800MHz speed. On the flip side, Intel controllers are only rated for 1600MHz. Even the latest AMD Bulldozer processors are advertised to handle 1866MHz memory speeds. Anything over that requires low level over clocking with ratio changes.
In my opinion, for a normal user, it is overkill to buy faster RAM. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't buy faster clocked RAM. Since it's my opinion, I'll explain with more depth with my conclusion. Patriot memory has many product lines of DDR3 memory. Their most notable for gamers and enthusiasts has been the Viper series. The Division 2 and 4 lineup has shown to have excellent performance. Patriot has just released the Viper 3 lineup, which is supposed to be aimed at the mainstream gamer market. It's just a step under Division.
The Patriot Viper 3 8GB 2133MHz Kit leads the charge for the mainstream gamers. The Viper 3 8GB 2133MHz kit is designed to combine performance and stability. The newest Viper 3 kit uses improved heat shields for superior heat dissipation. The 8GB 2133MHz kit has rated latencies of 11-11-11-27 and will run at 1.5V. This kit is XMP 1.3 ready and built from high quality materials. Patriot hand tests their kits for quality and backs them with a lifetime warranty.
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