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Tuesday, 22 May 2007 19:37

Patriot PC2-6400U 4-4-4-12 2GB kit

Written by Fuad Abazovic

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Review:
Cheap but great


Patriot was not a very common name in the European memory market, but our US based readers know a lot about this company. The key thing you need to know about Patriot is that they are supplying most, if not all of the memory to Alienware.
   
We had a chance to test one very affordable kit of very fast DDR2- 800 memory with low latencies. The kit is called Patriot DIMM Kit 2048MB PC2-6400U CL4-4-4-12 (DDR2-800) Extreme performance and it includes 2x1GB of memory. At press time it sells for €115 + shipping and we believe that this is a great price for 2 GB. It is so cheap we believe you can even consider two kits with 2 GB. Let us first tell you what this memory  is capable of.

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Patriot can easily be recognized by its black heat spreads and these heat spreads are helping to get some very low temperatures and more importantly they make the memory look cool.

The memory is EPP ready and with 2.2 voltage it should meet the 800 MHz speed at 4-4-4-12 settings. Well, we were not disappointed and EVGA 680i SLI motherboard again showed that this is among the best boards for overclocking. Again, we have to add that heat spreads look really cool with Patriot engraved on the metal plate.

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We didn’t have any problems to get the memory to work on its specified speed and we used our usual testing rig. The best thing was that we managed to overclock this baby all the way to 1000 MHz with a slight increase in voltage.


We used:

EVGA 680i SLI Motherboard
Intel Conroe Core2 Extreme X6800
Leadtek 8800GTS
OCZ GXS 850W gameXstream  


Benchmarketing

 

Super Pi

1MB

8MB

32MB

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 800MHz

17s

03m 46s

17m 40s

OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2

17s

03m 50s

17m 58s

Patriot PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1000MHz

17s

03m 40s

N/A

 

 

 

 

Sandra 2007

Memory Bandwith

Memory Latency

Cache&Memory

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 800MHz

5685/5697

81 ns / 79.0

19695MBs /61.2

OCZ Titanium PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2

5677/5692

81 ns / 79.1

19371MBs /63.8

Patriot PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1000MHz

5808/5801

75 ns / 72.6

20192MBs /57.7

 

Everest

Memory Read

Memory Write

Memory copy

Memory Latency

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 800MHz

7689 MB/s

4860 MB/s

5350 MB/s

64.8 ns

Patriot PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1000MHz

7351 MB/s

4869 MB/s

5433 MB/s

58.7 ns

OCZ PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2

7674 MB/s

4684 MB/s

5351 MB/s

64.8 ns

 

PCMark 05

memory

results

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 800MHz

6053

7768

Patriot PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1000MHz

6092

7812

OCZ PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2

6040

7740

 

ScienceMark 2.0

Memory Bandwith

Memory Benchmark

results

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 800MHz

5250.97 MB/s

1664.56

1615.01

Patriot PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1000MHz

5279.62 MB/s

1746.23

1628.41

OCZ PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2

5257.99 MB/s

1656.45

1612.62

 

FEAR

800x600

1024x768

1280x1024

1600x1200

2048x1536

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 800MHz T2

173

163

136

106

74

Patriot PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1000MHz T2

179

166

134

106

75

OCZ PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2

178

165

137

105

74

 

Quake 4

800x600

1024x768

1280x1024

1600x1200

2048x1536

Patriot PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 800MHz T2

163.5

162.9

156.3

141.1

106.5

Patriot PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1000MHz T2

165.8

165.7

158.2

144.6

106.9

OCZ PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2

163.0

162.8

155.6

140.9

106.5

 

The Patriot P2 is faster than OCZ's Titanium PC2-6400 4-4-4-15 800MHz T2 in Super Pi and you can thank the 12 settings on the Patriot memory. This number can save you 18 seconds in the 32 MB Pi test. The only test that was not stable for us at 1000

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