Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series PC3-15000 2GB

Packaging & Appearance

Back in our review of the PDC32G1866LLK kit I had a little moan about how unintuitive and boring the packaging was for such an expensive product. However, it looks like Patriot may have been listening, and as a result the Viper Series come in a very attractive white cardboard box complete with a window. This is a welcome change to the boring and over-used plastic blister pack packaging used on almost all other memory and certainly adds a level of 'class' to the modules.
Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Box Front Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Box Back
Around the back of the box, Patriot have printed a few paragraphs on the engineering methods and ethics that have gone into making the modules. Also included are details of the lifetime warranty and available methods of contacting Patriot to receive support.
Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Box Patirot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Packaging
To ensure that the modules arrive in tip-top condition; Patriot have placed the modules inside their own individual plastic blister packs. This combined with the cardboard outer packaging should provide more than enough protection against rough couriers.
With many manufacturers moving to "fin" design heatspreaders in order to take maximum advantage of the airflow inside the average PC case, it's certainly no surprise to see Patriot following suit. The Viper Series has an entirely re-worked heatpreader design that features a total of 25 fins at the top of each module, which will undoubtedly yield improvements over Patriots older "ribbed" design.
Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Front Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Back
Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Crossed Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Close
It has to be said that the Viper heatspreaders don't feel quite as substantial as "finned" modules from other manufacturers such as OCZ (FlexXLC) and Corsair (Dominators). However, in their defence they keep the weight of the modules to a minimum resulting in less stress to the motherboard memory slots. It is also worth noting that the heatspreaders are manufactured from a combination of aluminium and copper for improved thermal performance.
Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Top Patriot PVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Bottom
Patriot OVS32G1866LLK Viper Series Side Patriot PVS32G1966LLK Viper Series Nekkid!
From the various birds-eye views of the kit above, we can see that the IC's are placed on only one side of the modules. This is pretty standard for a 2GB DDR3 kit, and should mean that with only one bank of IC's and a fairly low operation voltage of 1.9v, the PVS32G1866LLK kit will run pretty cool.
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Most Recent Comments

30-12-2007, 16:51:35

nice, nearly 2ghz!!! DDr3 is looking good, apart from prices...Quote

30-12-2007, 16:57:57

Those will come down eventually though.

Hopefully they come down by december next year, its kinda obvious they will but DDR2 is still very popular and DDR3 doesnt show much improvement over it anyway

Then all the rubbish that now we need at least 2gb for most things and since 2gb modules arent the every day thing yet its not great atm.

So, 2gb ddr3 modules, those will be gd gd. Cant see any point in getting some lower clocked than 1600mhz though.Quote

30-12-2007, 18:34:40

Those looks damn sweet modules - 2GHz ftw Quote

31-12-2007, 03:52:12

Very nice sticks and a quality review as usual Jim. Well done Quote

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