Does Patriot now offer the best deal on DDR3-1600 currently on the market?
Subject: Memory | August 29, 2011 - 03:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ddr3-1600, patriot, gamer 2, ballistix
According to Legion Hardware the Patriot Gamer 2 DDR3-1600 is the best value on RAM going. They back that claim up with the Gamer 2 1600MHz @ 9-9-9-24 costing only $53 and keeping up with kits costing almost twice as much. They also managed to tighten the timing without lowering the frequency, on an i7-920 they hit 8-8-8-20 and with an X6 1100T they managed 8-9-8-20 which is very impressive for a kit costing less than $60. The full review covers two 8GB kits, the Viper Xtreme Division 2 “PXD38G1866ELK” and the Patriot Gamer 2 “PG238G1600ELKA". Don't spend more on RAM than you have to.
"...when testing we found that the relaxed CL10 timing of the Ballistix Sport memory made it much slower than the Patriot Gamer 2 memory which uses CL8 timing. Therefore in short we believe that the Patriot Gamer 2 is the best value DDR3-1600 memory money can buy and in fact we would go as far as to say it’s the best value 8GB DDR3 memory kit available period."
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