AMD Performance Edition Memory Thoughts and Conclusion
AIDA 2.6 was used to measure up our over clocking benchmark. The AMD Phenom II x4 810 with the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 results are below for our memory kit. The two screen shots below show our 1600Mhz and 1333Mhz results.
Running the Patriot AMD Performance Edition kit at listed clock speeds 8-9-8-24 1600Mhz 1.65v.
AIDA once again proving that the memory when set to 1333Mhz performs at a slightly slower pace than when configgure to 1600Mhz.
Much like all the other testing we have done the 1600Mhz 8-9-8-24 settings are slightly better than the 1333Mhz 8-8-8-24 default settings. If an uninformed builder was to use these memory modules there would not be much of a drop off in performance by using the default BIOS settings.
For the brave and more advanced builder the memory has some over clocking ability. I was able to increase the memory to 1720Mhz 10-10-10-10 1.69v. There were some stability problem with these settings under an air cooled system
AMD and their partnership with Patriot has created a solid dual-channel memory kit. With the speeds of 1600Mhz and clocking of 8-9-8-24 2 x 4GB performs quite well. Over clocking this memory with an air cooled system does not really seem to add much to performance and may even hinder it a bit with stability. A liquid cooling system should be able to push the timings the product. Right now 1600Mhz is the fastest memory on the market in this make and model. I would like AMD’s partnerships with memory manufacturers to make with higher speeds 1866, 2133, 2400, 2666, and 2800 MHz.
You also can not complain about the memory price. For sub $60 memory it’s quite a good value which you can find at Newegg.com. I would have like to have seen the default voltage to be a little lower as well. For the timings of 8-9-8-24 1.5v should have been enough and also leave more room for overclocking if desired which is set on the Performance Edition models at 1333MHz.
The Legit Bottom Line:The AMD Performance Edition memory manufactured by Patriot provides a solid entry into a crowded field of manufactures.