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Patriot Viper 4 Blackout Edition DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit Review (Page 4)

By Chad Sebring from Nov 6, 2019 @ 11:54 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: PatriotModel: PVB416G360C7K

AMD Performance

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Using DOCP put the Viper 4 BE near the top of the chart with only the 4000MHz kit delivering better read performance. Lowering the timings offers another couple hundred MB/s boost, but moving to 3933MHz shot right past the 4000MHz kit with a 400 MB/s gap over it.

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We see the exact same placement when it comes to write performance. Slightly better than the TOUGHRAM both using DOCP. At CAS15 we see better than a 400 MB/s boost, and at 3933, the boost is nearly 2500 MB/s over DOCP.

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Copy performance shakes things up a bit, as we are beating the TOUGHRAM, but the Xcalibur is slightly better here. The timing drop took a hit in this metric, but overall speed adds a considerable boost and is only 82 MB/s from the 4000MHz set of Corsair RAM.

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As far as AIDA 64 is concerned, a lower latency does not always equal better performance, and vice versa. The Viper 4 BE did offer the lowest latency, there were instances where it got beat. However, with the worst latency ay 3933MHz, it still delivers a ton of performance!

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Super Pi results do not do Patriot any favors! Using DOCP with this metric shows us that the Viper 4 BE falls to the bottom of the chart, only beating the 2400MHz Apacer kit. Opting for the speed overclock shows us a seven-second gain, but it was lowering the timings that offered the best time, removing nearly twenty-eight seconds from the task at hand.

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We see similar things with 3DMark and the Fire Strike Physics test. Out of the box, the Vipers do not perform as well as other 3600MHz kits, and even the 3000MHz Nighthawk RGB beat it. Adding more speed did not help us much at all, but reducing the timings paid off big over 1000 points!

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Much closer to the other 3600MHz kits performances in this test, the Viper 4 BE comes in close to what we expected. We were a bit shocked to see that more speed killed our results, and even the low latency run did not get this kit above the other 3600MHz kits in this chart.

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7-Zip shows us the Patriot memory falling in between the Xcalibur and the TOUGHRAM with all other things equal. Again, speed was of no help at all, but we knocked off another twenty-two seconds of compression opting for 15-18-18-39 1T timings.

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Since we have been trading blows with the Xcalibur, if it fails, so should the Vipers, and while slightly better, we are back at the bottom of the chart. Sticking to the overclocking results trend, speed offers a penalty, where opting for CAS15 gets us very close to the results we got from the TOUGHRAM without any fiddling to it.

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DOCP has failed Patriot again, as the Viper 4 BE only beats the Apacer Panther Rage. Speed was of some help, removing nine seconds from the task, but this time, when lowering the timings, we got to the top of the chart, to the tune of twenty-five seconds faster completion over DOCP.

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