Memory speeds… do they actually make a difference when overclocking? When Patriot asked me to review the Viper Steel Series 4400MHz 16GB memory kit, I figured that was the perfect question to answer.
But first… What am I drinking???
Today is a two-few, thanks to some video capture errors. First up is the Nøgne Ø Winter Ale (Grimstad, Norway). This is one of the beers I picked up from a cellar aged event last year, and it aged fantastically well. VERY malty upfront, with just a bit of roast on the back end, but flavors I’m not used to explaining. Certainly a unique beer. (8.5%)
And from Old Town Brewing (Portland, OR), it’s the Figaro Imperial Stout. (9.0%). It almost has a German-style banana scent to it, and tastes like fresh banana bread thanks to the figs and the roasty stout. Delicious.
In testing this build, I was able to achieve a 4.9GHz overclock @1.32V on my i7-8700k. The control set of memory was a set of 2x8GB Patriot Viper RGB 3200MHz at 16-18-18-36. The Patriot Viper Steel Series memory, while not hitting 4400MHz, was still impressive at 4000MHz with 20-20-20-40 timings, and all at 1.45V. There may be some more headroom here, but it would take some time to dial in.
Check out the Patriot Viper Steel Series 4,133MHz memory here (link for 4400MHz will be posted when available): https://amzn.to/2Fekr88
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