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Written by Hank Tolman - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Patriot Gamer-Series DDR3-1600 Memory Kit
Closer Look: Patriot Gamer DDR3
Black Edition Memory Profiles
Testing and Benchmark Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Patriot Gamer Series DDR3 Memory Kit

Overclocking is getting easier than ever, and more and more users are finding that they want to try their hand at what used to be an art reserved for hardcore computer enthusiasts. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Patriot Gamer Series 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 dual-channel system memory kit, SKU PGS34G1600ELKA. Patriot designed this DDR3 kit to work with BEMPs (Black Edition Memory Profiles) that have been uploaded for use with the AMD Overdrive program in order to make overclocking even easier for the average enthusiast. This Patriot Gamer Series RAM is designed to work in tandem with AMD Black Edition processors, but can be overclocked quite effectively in nearly any DDR3 compatible system. Priced at $130, the Patriot Gamer Series PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 kit represents a great opportunity for PC hardware enthusiasts to upgrade to low latency, high-performance memory at a very affordable price.

Now that DDR3 memory is getting so affordable and available, it can be difficult to determine which kit is the best for your system. Most memory manufacturers at this point are building their new memory kits to be optimized for certain systems. Core i5 and i7 memory kits abound, and now many manufacturers are making kits specifically optimized for AMDs Black Edition processors. Generally speaking, these kits are made with overclocking in mind. Through their Overdrive program, AMD provides memory manufacturers with the ability to set the optimum settings for their memory kits in an online database that individual users can download for use with Black Edition Processors to get the best performance out of their systems.


Patriot has been a big name in computer memory for a long time. Their recently released memory kits optimized for use with Black Edition Processors come in 1066Mhz and 1600Mhz kits. Available at PC3-12800 1600Mhz are two latency configurations, one low at 7-7-7-20, and one enhanced for gaming performance with timings at 9-9-9-24. Benchmark Reviews has tested the Patriot Extreme Performance Gaming Series DDR3 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-12800 Enhanced Latency DIMM Kit (PGS34G1600ELKA) at a variety of speeds and timings to show you the benefits it brings to your computing environment, especially when upgrading from DDR2 memory kits.

Patriot Gamer Series Features

Patriot Gamer Series (PGS), part of the Extreme Performance (EP) Enhanced Latency line is engineered to expand your gaming options. Our latest addition to this family is the AMD Black Edition Ready G-Series of memory modules targeted for enthusiasts and overclockers. These modules provide well balanced performance and stability. When used with AMD OverDriveTM software on AMD-based platforms featuring AM3 processors and AMD 7-series chipsets users can easily adjust and fine tune their memory bandwidth, timing and voltages. These modules are designed to operate at 1600MHz at 9-9-9-24 timings and are available in 4GB kit capacity.

PGS34G1600ELKA Specifications

  • Extreme Performance PC3-12800 (1600MHz)
  • Enhanced Latency for Gaming (9-9-9-24)
  • AMD Overdrive Ready
  • Equipped with advance aluminum heat-dispersing shields
  • 100% Tested and Verified
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Tested on Intel P55 chipset
  • 1.8V
  • About Patriot Memory

    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_logo_blk_200px.pngPatriot 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.


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