Living on the bleeding edge of technology can be both gratuitously satisfying and painfully frustrating. It seems like the day after you've pulled the trigger on the latest and greatest component for your system, a new product releases that turns your big investment into yesterday's news. We've seen this vicious cycle play out this summer in the graphics cards market and its also showing up in the memory industry as companies release faster modules with tighter timings at a furious pace. This leaves consumers with plenty of options but one very hard decision to make when it comes time to hit the order button.
Patriot tries to make the choice very clear with one of the fastest memory kits currently on the market. Specially designed for the high end 790i chipset, the Viper PC3-16000 kit sizzles at a stock speed of DDR3-2000. You read that right, 2000MHz! It also weighs in at 2GB (2x1GB) with timings of 9-9-9-24. Sporting an nVidia inspired bright green paint job, there is no mistaking these sticks among the sea of RAM choices available. If you are looking for a memory kit that can help push your system to its limit, you'll definitely want to keep reading as HardwareLogic throws these Vipers on the test bench to see what life at 2000MHz is really like.