AMD Performance Edition 1600Mhz Ram review

sumonpathak

knocking on heavens door
Hey there people!

how's life going?

First of all a very Happy New year from the team and lets hope we can bring you more exciting reviews this year. Today on the test bench we have a new kits of ram from AMD. Its a Mainstream kit running at a modest 1600Mhz Cl8. Lets see how it stacks up!







Product Showcase

Lets see how the thing looks..shall we?

The bos looks quite simple with Big branding on the front with a picture of the kits.



The back gives out some more information about the memory like the model no. OEM name(in this case Patriot) etc.



In the Box

Inside the box the memory is packed inside a blister pack which although pretty notorious worldwide is not very hard to open..Praise the lord!



So a nice little package without any junk.





Showcase Continues

More pictures















Next stop...benchmarks...



First up the OCFreaks' system used for testing:

CpuIntel i5 2500K
MotherboardAsus P8Z68 Deluxe
RamAMD Performance Edition 1600Mhz 8GB DDr3
Video cardSapphire Radeon HD 7850
CoolingNoctua NH D14 with GT 1850 fans



Software's used for testing and benchmarking

  • CPU-Z
  • Aida 64 Extreme Edition
  • Super PI XS Mod 1.5

Speed wise the kit is an Mixed bag of experience. It does boot up at stock speeds regardless of the platform.

Here are the results i got while overclocking and tweaking the ram :


Stock:
8-9-8-24 1600Mhz

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A little more with CL9:
9-10-9-27-1867Mhz

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Highest i could do..
10-10-10-30-1922Mhz

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So overclocking was not as great as the previous Ram i tested,But then again that was an exceptional Kit.


On to the benchmark Results:
Not much to say about them..let the pics do the talking..i will give my views on the conclusion.

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Final Words

The kit is basically a kit made by Patriot ,so i was expecting a mediocre performance.Frankly i didn't expect this to to perform very high. And the kit delivered as expected..rock solid at Stock,little overclocking headroom.

So lets take a look at the pro's and con's:


Pro's

  • Good looks(somewhat).
  • Small height so it doesn't conflict with big tower coolers.
  • Rock solid performance at stock.



Con's

  • Mediocre OC performance
  • Availability

Overall I give it 3 out of 5 Stars. Recommended but there are better alternatives.
Finally a big thanks to Vedant Computer's Kolkata for providing the sample. You can check out this ram and many more Components on their shop at:
26th Ganesh Chandra Avenue ,
Kolkata-700013 ,
Phone:2212-9832,2212-8793


Signing Out,
Sumon Pathak
 

Myth

Cyborg Agent
Carry on the reviews. Helps a lot.

I am still on HyperX. It performed way better.
 
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