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Patriot 8GB PC3-17000 (2133MHz) Intel Extreme Masters Memory, Limited Edition

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Posted October 18, 2012 by James Baranski (Drdeath) in RAM

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Price at time of Review: $56 for 8G kit.
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great looking sleek memory modules.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

No overclocking headroom over X.M.P. settings of 2133MHz.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If your looking for low priced memory and don't want to break the bank, The Intel Extreme Masters should be seriously considered.
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by James Baranski (Drdeath)
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Summary

Today we had a very pleasant surprise. Patriot has partnered with Intel to produce some great looking memory modules. Patriot’s designs are low-profile and use Intel Blue which will attract many potential users. The modules performed admirably but we would not rate them as high performance. That is where the name “Extreme” may be on the excessive side, but hey, we don’t name products at Pure Overclock, and can’t really comment on their marketing choices. Performance may be a better word but we don’t want to give a bad impression at all with these sleek modules.

Comparing the Intel Extreme Masters with top tier product would not be fair at all, because the Extreme Masters 8G kit is priced at $56, which is a fraction of the cost. Also, the Intel Extreme Masters did not have any overclocking headroom over X.M.P settings of 2133MHz. 2133MHz is already an overclock as XMP 1.3 has to be enabled to run at those speeds, over JEDEC standards. These are great kits but they are definitely for a segment that’s looking for “cooked in” plug and play overclock performance at a decent price. Remember, less than 1% of all users look to overclock memory anyhow.

Patriot’s Intel Extreme Masters 8G kit kicks off at about $50 making them a great bang for the buck. For those looking to push 16G of memory, $100 for 16G is a bright spot, easily earning them a Pure Overclock’s “Great Value” award.

Patriot 8GB PC3-17000 (2133MHz) Intelƒ‚‚® Extreme Masters Memory, Limited Edition (PVI38G213C1K)

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3 Comments


  1.  
    Vinny Petronio

    I love the look of this ram and its pretty decent ram for the price




  2.  
    dgstorm

    I was thinking the same thing, Vinny. Good looking ram at a great price. I don’t need to upgrade, but it tempts me to do so!




  3.  

    Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look
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