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Patriot Viper 4 Blackout Edition DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Kit Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Nov 6, 2019 at 11:54 am CST - 2 mins, 28 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: PatriotModel: PVB416G360C7K

Intel Performance

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Employing the XMP profile while we ran AIDA 64 delivered read performance better than either of the other 3600MHz kits in the chart. Lowering the timings does offer roughly 500 MB/s advantage over XMP, and running at just 3733MHz took us 1100 MB/s higher, only losing to a kit that is nearly 900MHz faster!

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Right out of the box, the Viper 4 BE tops the chart in write performance. In this portion of the bench, the CAS15 run lost us headway, but adding just 133MHz gets another 1100 MB/s again!

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No matter which way we ran the Patriot Viper 4 Blackout Edition, it killed it in copy performance! More speed was a significant advantage, but lowering the timings, we took a hit of nearly 500 MB/s.

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On the AMD system, latency was all over the place, and with the Intel system, we got better than expected results. Only one kit had lower latency with XMP profiles in use, this time, lowered timings won overall, but adding speed pulls in close behind it.

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Intel, Super Pi, and this RAM is not a great combination. While it does better than two other kits, it is not up to snuff compared to the other 3600MHz kits in this chart. It took lowering the timings to get close to beating both, yet the Xcalibur was ever so slightly faster. At 3733MHz, the time we gained seems disproportionate, but we are sure Patriot is glad it got to the top spot.

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Fire Strike has the Patriot RAM right in the middle of the XMP runs of all tested kits. Both ways of clocking the memory showed what we would expect to see, where lowering the timings helps, but overall speed is king.

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PCMark 10 puts the Viper 4 BE in the center of the chart just like 3DMark did, but this time both of the other 3600MHz kits show better scores. Lowering the timings did not help that battle much, falling between the two different kits, but the higher speed delivered excellent performance here.

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7-zip has the Viper 4 BE in second place, only surpassed by a kit 1000MHz faster! We gained over 10 seconds of our life back, dropping the timings, and another couple of seconds off of that opting for 3733MHz with XMP 2.0 timings.

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The best performance of a 3600MHz kit goes to Patriot in Cinebench, even if by the smallest of margins. Overclocking does show a slight advantage, but the difference, for this specific benchmark, does not seem worth the effort.

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In the last of our tests, Handbrake, Patriot lost to both Thermaltake and TEAM in the battle for best 3600MHz memory, but just by a few points. For those that enjoy overclocking, transcoding loves it, and we get over 21 seconds back by lowering the timings, and while more speed is better, it is an even battle in this test.

Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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