The Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 2,133mhz memory kit has impressed us. It is true that there is no shortage of quality memory on the market today, but we think these custom ‘copper core' heatspreaders really help to make the product stand out.
Performance at 2,133mhz is much as we would expect although the timings are a little looser than some competing products we have tested in the last year. It would be fair to say that this doesn't make any difference in the real world, but it is slightly noticeable with some of the synthetic test results.
At the default timings, there is very little additional headroom with this memory, although we managed to overclock to 2310mhz by further loosening to 11-13-13-36 timings.
In such a fast moving, competitive market much of the buying decision has to be based on the pricing. Currently this memory is difficult to find, although we found a well regarded Powerseller on ebay who has listed the memory at £40.37 although this is being imported from America. We would therefore hope that UK etailers will get stock at £50 inc vat when the memory is available. At this price, it is competitive against G.Skill and other leading performance enthusiast memory.
EDIT: 23rd May – OCUK now stock the memory over here for £65.99 inc vat
- Good performance.
- Overclocks further with looser timings.
- Great heatspreader design.
- One of the most competitive sectors.
- Timings aren't the tightest.
Kitguru says: Quality memory with fantastic headspreader design.