I'm just going to come out and say it. When I heard that Patriot was going to release RAM under the Intel Extreme Masters name I really thought we'd see some high speed kits. Not the PC3-15000 1866MHz DDR kit that we're looking at today.
Thinking about it a little more, though, it doesn't come as a shock that anything with Intel branding is on the lenient side of things. While Intel has indeed made what can probably be said the best overclocking CPUs in the world, overclocking isn't something they tend to focus on or promote. So, really, in the end, the lower speeds that these Intel Extreme Masters memory kits come in at aren't a huge shock.
That aside and moving onto the memory kit itself, the first thing I've got to talk about is the color of the heatsink. The blue looks absolutely awesome. As for the heatsink design it follows the new Viper 3 design from Patriot.
The other thing that stands out for us is the black PCB. It seems like something so simple, but we continue to see companies ignore it and instead opt for the ugly green option that we see on offer from most companies. Against the blue it again looks great, and it's just great to see Patriot opt for it here.
As we flip over one of the modules we can take a closer look at what exactly is going on with each side. One side has the Intel Extreme Masters logo in the middle and on the left side we can see that Patriot make note they're official sponsors of the Intel Extreme Masters or IEM as it's better known as. We can also see that they're a limited edition kit.
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