Patriot on Thursday added to its PC memory lineup with a refreshed DDR3 line that purportedly represents the best of the company's past offerings. Dubbed "Sector 7 Edition," the new line is specifically aimed at the high-end crowd, including overclockers, performance-oriented enthusiasts, and gamers.
"The Sector 7 Edition Extreme Performance DDR3 memory is yet another example of how Patriot provides performance modules that meet and exceed the performance expectations of hardcore enthusiasts," states Les Henry, Vice President of Engineering at Patriot. "Sector 7 Edition is an update and refresh of earlier modules. This move consolidates the best of the product offering under a family of products uniquely positioned for the enthusiast. This solution fits well with our objective of offering the latest technology and best performance in our product lineup."
Patriot claims only the "highest quality pre-sorted ICs available" are used to construct the new tri-channel kits, and that each module is fully hand-tested. This all refers to the binning process, and lest Patriot is blowing smoke up our rear ends, it means that the Sector 7 modules should overclock better than other memory in its class.
The kits come in three different speed grades -- 1600MHz, 1800MHz, and 2000MHz -- and in 6GB chunks (1800MHz and 2000MHz) with 9-9-9-27 latencies. The lowest speed kit is also offered in 12GB and 24GB capacities with various latencies.