|Patriot PC3-15000 DDR3 1866MHz 2GB RAM Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 25 October 2007|
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Benchmark Reviews is especially proud of the large collection of DDR3 we have collected for this series. In our High-Speed DDR3 Overclocking and Review Series primer article, we mentioned more than ten different DDR3 kits will be tested and overclocked. At the top of the pack is the Patriot PC3-15000 High-Speed DDR3 1866MHz 2GB PDC32G1866LLK RAM kit.
Some keen readers will wonder why we started with the fastest product of the bunch, and ask why we didn't save it for last. Put very simply: the Patriot PDC32G1866LLK kit may have the fastest sticker attached to the product, but it isn't necessarily the fastest overall. Even when I approach a term like "best", not even I can tell you which DDR3 product is "the best kit" because at this early stage of product release the concept of "best" takes on a relative meaning.
There is one thing I would like to remind everyone right up front, and that is the nature of DDR3's pricing on the current market. With High-Speed (1333MHz+) parts new to the industry, it should not be a surprise that they cost significantly more than the standard DDR3 component.
Many of the readers will probably not consider DDR3 an important part of the hardware market just yet, and in a very few ways I can agree with them. It's expensive, and it's not going to change their system from a 2 to a 10. But I think that this argument only exists if you have missed the point: DDR3 is a more efficient replacement over DDR2, but high-speed DDR3 is intended for overclockers and enthusiasts almost exclusively. In a year from now, expect to have DDR3 pressed into your new motherboard. However for today, the demand behind DDR3 and its high-speed variants is best met by the growing number of hardware enthusiasts which push their equipment well past the stock settings.
All of this is great news for the overclocker, the hardcore gamer, and the hardware enthusiast; which has been the case every time high-end system memory parts arrive to the market. It wasn't all that long ago we all had SDRAM with 1 and 1.5CL timings, and then DDR arrived with CL3. Nobody complained then, so I'm not sure why they are starting now. It was the exact same story when DDR2 arrived to replace DDR; which nearly doubled the timings. So from a technical standpoint we should appreciate that the timings have only gradually increased with the clock speed, because history has proven this to be difficult.
Patriot's Extreme Performance (EP) Low Latency line is engineered to expand your gaming options. These modules are designed to operate at 1866MHz clock speeds with astonishing low 8-8-8-24 timings and are available in 2GB kit capacities. They are equipped with Patriot Aluminum Bladed Heat Shield Technology to improve module stability and performance while operating under extreme overclocking conditions. Engineered with quality and performance in mind, Patriot Extreme Performance line is the ultimate solution for extreme overclockers, gamers, and PC enthusiasts.
EDITORS NOTE: Benchmark Reviews has also published the article DDR3 RAM: System Memory Technology Explained
About the company: Patriot Memory (PDP Systems, Inc.)
Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. Patriot products include Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL) and Flash Memory solutions (FM).
Patriot has sales offices located throughout the U.S. and Asia. Patriot sells through the distribution channels throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
Patriot's development and manufacturing facility are located in Fremont, California USA. Our manufacturing segment is composed of a highly skilled production staff and multiple production lines optimized for modules, giving Patriot the ability and resources necessary to provide a full line of memory module solutions.
Patriot Memory is a trademark of PDP Systems, Inc.
PC3-15000 DDR3 Features