Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
The truth is, changing the heatspreader did not change the performance. I mean, was anyone expecting it to do so in the first place? It is not like it will affect its overclocking results either. Like many memory kits I have reviewed here at APH Networks as of late, the Patriot Viper Elite PC4-24000 2x8GB is not overclockable. It already runs right at the 1.35V limit, and it will not run at a higher frequency than it was designed to, nor will it operate at timings tighter than it was intended to be. I think we will have to come to accept the days of pulling massive overclocks like I did on the Buffalo Firestix PC6400 2x512MB ten years ago is long gone. At the end of the day, the Patriot Viper Elite PC4-24000 2x8GB performed as a DDR4-3000 kit should. What separates one kit from another nowadays really boils down to the look, warranty, and price. In terms of appearance, the Viper Elite is a sharp and contemporary looking set in my opinion; its medium profile heatspreaders should fit under most modern heatsinks without any issues. In terms of warranty, Patriot backs it up with their lifetime warranty. Personally, I have never had any issues with RAM from the company; it has always been solid in every system I have used it in. In fact, my colleague Kenneth Kwok runs the Viper 4 PC4-22400 2x8GB in his main PC as we speak. In terms of price, for about $100 at press time, the Viper Elite is a little more expensive than the competition. That said, memory prices go up and down on a daily basis, so if you are shopping for DDR4 RAM right now, and you can spot a set for a good price, the Patriot Viper Elite PC4-24000 2x8GB dual channel kit is a very respectable choice.
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The Patriot Viper Elite PC4-24000 2x8GB is a speedy dual channel RAM kit with sharp, contemporary looking heatspreaders and a lifetime guarantee.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 8
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
10. Overclocking and Conclusion