Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
Patriot's newest addition to the Viper Venom series uses SK hynix's A-die chips that allows the latest DDR5 RAM to clock at 7200MHz and beyond, which is a whole gigahertz faster than last generation modules that cap out at DDR5-6200. With the extra bandwidth on hand, how much of a difference did the DDR5-7200 2x16GB kit we are reviewing today make in our benchmarks compared to first generation DDR5 speeds? Before we get to answering that question, it is important to note a 13th generation Intel CPU is required to operate it at such high clocks. We tried it on a 12th generation Intel CPU and there is nothing we could do to make it work, and even on an Intel Core i7-13700K, you are really pushing the limits of stability depending on your motherboard model and even BIOS revision. Given this information, it makes sense we could not overclock it any more than it was specified from the factory. In terms of performance, the Patriot Viper Venom DDR5-7200 2x16GB showed significant performance difference against the reference DDR5-5600 kit I used, but only in synthetic tests that directly measure memory bandwidth. In every test that simulates real-world performance, some of them scored better than the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5-5600 2x16GB, while in other tests, it scored worse. At least with current generation CPUs, it does not seem to me there is anything to gain with DDR5-7200. Of course, future generation platforms could take advantage of the extra bandwidth, and if you want to future proof your purchase, buying the latest and greatest RAM may be a wise choice. For about $170 at press time, the Patriot Viper Venom DDR5-7200 2x16GB is very reasonably priced for some of the fastest DDR5 memory money can buy. As always, you will get lifetime warranty, so as we see newer CPUs hit the market, you can be sure Patriot's latest kit will last you for many years to come.
Patriot provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
Since April 30, 2007, Number Ratings have been dropped for all CPUs, motherboards, RAM, SSD/HDDs, and graphics cards. This is to ensure the most appropriate ratings are reflected without the inherent limits of using numbers. Everything else will continue using the Number Rating System.
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The Patriot Viper Venom DDR5-7200 2x16GB equipped with SK hynix's latest A-die chips offers sizzling DDR5 memory speeds at a reasonable price.
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 10
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R23
10. Overclocking and Conclusion