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Patriot PC2-8500 running at 1200 MHz too

Index



 

 

Super Pi

1MB

8MB

32MB

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-9 1066MHz

18s

03m 56s

18m 31s

OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1066MHz

18s

03m 53s

18m 21s

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1200MHz

16s

03m 32s

16m 41s

Patriot PC2-8500 3-4-4-12 800MHz T1

18s

03m 54s

18m 29s

 

 

 

 

Sandra Lite XI

Memory Bandwith

 

 

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1200MHz

5686/5689

 

 

OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1066MHz

5758/5753

 

 

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1200MHz

6428/6419

 

 

Patriot PC2-8500 3-4-4-12 800MHz T1

5883/5819

 

 

   

 

 


Patriot PC2-8500 memory holds its ground when compared to famous OCZ Reaper modules. SuperPi 32MB test was done in 18m 31s, while the over-clocked memory finished in 16m 41s. Reaper has a slight advantage when we’re talking about memory bandwidth. Sandra shows 1% more bandwidth in OCZ memory.

If you’re using T1 command rate, with memory speed at 800MHz and latencies of 3-4-4-12, you’ll have better results than with 1066MHz memory with 5-5-5-8 T2 latencies.

Everest

Memory Read

Memory Write

Memory Latency

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-9 1066MHz

7149 MB/s

2257 MB/s

63.7 ns

OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1066MHz

7160 MB/s

2353 MB/s

58.6 ns

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1200MHz

8052 MB/s

2632 MB/s

55.1 ns

Patriot PC2-8500 3-4-4-12 800MHz T1

7586 MB/s

2361 MB/s

58.1 ns


Low latencies and T1 command rate on Patriot memory are excellently utilized. 800MHz memory beats 1066MHz ones in every test. Over-clocked memory, of course, yields the best results.


FEAR

800x600

1024x768

1280x1024

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-9 1066MHz

141

115

79

OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1066MHz

139

114

81

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1200MHz

154

118

82

Patriot PC2-8500 3-4-4-12 800MHz T1

151

117

79

 

     


Patriot wins on first two resolutions, while Reaper bounces off the ropes to win at 1280x1024. Over-clocked memory gives additional 3FPS on 1280x1024.
  

Quake 4

800x600

1024x768

1280x1024

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-9 1066MHz

152.9

141.8

110.5

OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1066MHz

156.7

142.2

111.1

Patriot PC2-8500 5-5-5-15 1200MHz

168.2

151.3

112.6

Patriot PC2-8500 3-4-4-12 800MHz T1

152.8

141.5

111.5

       


In Quake4, Patriot PC2-8500 loses to OCZ reaper. In the beginning, on 800x600 resolution, the difference is almost 4FPS, while on 1280x1024 it goes down to 0.6 FPS. So - higher resolution means lesser the difference. Over-clocked memory works well with the game-engine, on 800x600 we see 15.4 FPS more compared to the same memory running at 1066MHz.


Conclusion

Patriot surprised us with this excellent memory running at CL 3-4-4-12 800MHz T1, 5-5-5-9 at 1066, or even CL 5-5-5-15 at 1200MHz.

This will be enough for anyone, whether you like low latencies or high speeds, this is the memory for you. Priced at about €170 for 2GB, you can’t quite call it a cheap deal, but it definitely gives a great bang for buck. It’s about €10 cheaper than Reaper and it is a great alternative.

Patriot is obviously trying to win over some EU consumers, and so far it’s doing a good job. For anyone looking for that extra strength, we definitely recommend this.



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Last modified on 01 July 2007
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