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Patriot Intros Intel Extreme Masters LE Memory

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On Thursday Patriot Memory introduced its new Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition DDR3 memory, built exclusively for gamers and designed specifically to take full advantage of the newest 2nd and 3rd generation Intel Core processor family. These tournament grade sticks will provide the rock solid performance and stability needed for today’s most extreme gaming systems, the company said.

"With our global support of Intel Extreme Masters as the exclusive memory sponsor, it’s with great excitement that we bring to market the Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition Memory," said Johnny Neang, Patriot Memory’s Marketing Director. "We’ve designed these kits so gamers can unlock the full potential of Intel’s 2nd or 3rd generation Core processors for incredible in game performance."

The Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition memory, DIMM Type 240-Pin NON-ECC UDIMM, arrives in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB kits. They're also available in 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz and 2133 MHz frequencies. Other features include a voltage of 1.5V, XMP 1.3 certification, and compatibility with Intel 6 and 7 series platforms. They also have the same custom high performance heat shield as the Viper III, providing superior thermal protection when used during long and demanding gaming sessions.

"The Limited Edition Intel Extreme Masters memory modules from Patriot Memory symbolizes our collective commitment to the Enthusiast PC market segment, as well as the continued focus and dedication to the world of eSports," said Steve R. Peterson, Intel’s Channel Client Marketing Director.  "These high-performance memory modules are an excellent enhancement to any Intel 2nd or 3rd Generation, fully unlocked Core i5 or Core i7 'K' Sku or Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition system."

"This is the first time that we’ve created a limited Edition series of tournament grade gaming hardware with a partner," said Michał Blicharz, Director of Pro Gaming at Turtle Entertainment GmbH. "Intel Extreme Masters branded memory takes our cooperation with Patriot Memory to the next level."

Currently pricing and actual availability is unknown, so stay tuned.

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    JeTJL , July 13, 2012 6:20 AM
    odd that Intel is doing the same thing as AMD making their own branded ram through other suppliers.
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    danwat1234 , July 13, 2012 6:31 AM
    I don't think Intel's architecture is very limited by RAM speeds, not worth the cost. Just overclock your CPU by a few 100MHZ and you'll get the same thing.
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    nikorr , July 13, 2012 6:45 AM
    JeTJLodd that Intel is doing the same thing as AMD making their own branded ram through other suppliers.

    Just more money to Intel and to Patriot.
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    Thunderfox , July 13, 2012 7:07 AM
    Find me someone who can tell the difference without scrutinizing benchmarks. Hell, it doesn't even seem like there's anything about this that should be faster, just... more reliable? I don't even know what the point of this is.
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    dudewitbow , July 13, 2012 7:23 AM
    JeTJLodd that Intel is doing the same thing as AMD making their own branded ram through other suppliers.

    The funny thing is, the AMD entertainment series ram is just rebranded Patriot gamer series ram. so essentially, Patriot is in a win win situation between the two because it gets free advertising.
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    mayne92 , July 13, 2012 7:33 AM
    As with any marketing hyped product...we'll see whether the claims are matched from benchmarks.
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    ashinms , July 13, 2012 10:13 AM
    ThunderfoxFind me someone who can tell the difference without scrutinizing benchmarks. Hell, it doesn't even seem like there's anything about this that should be faster, just... more reliable? I don't even know what the point of this is.



    ... But it's Intel... It must be good!
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    ashinms , July 13, 2012 10:17 AM
    greghomeFinally, I can built an all Intel system with Intel branded CPU, Intel branded motherboard, Intel branded RAM..................now where do I get an Intel branded discrete GPU that can play games?


    I have AMD ram, cpu, cooler, and GPUs, and an AMD motherboard.... But my SSD is Intel. Now all I need is a VIA hard drive and I'll be as mixed up as it gets!
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    hardcore_gamer , July 13, 2012 12:53 PM
    The overall system performance doesn't increase by a noticeable amount if we a use a RAM with higher speed. This is because the CPUs have a very advanced cache memory system with very high hit ratios that minimizes dependency on RAM speed and latency.

    It's a different story when it comes to GPUs.
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    A Bad Day , July 13, 2012 1:11 PM
    So, what would happen if I stick one of those into an AMD system?
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    f-14 , July 13, 2012 4:04 PM
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    Currently pricing and actual availability is unknown, so stay tuned.


    so are the timings apparently
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    cknobman , July 13, 2012 5:43 PM
    A Bad DaySo, what would happen if I stick one of those into an AMD system?


    All your rebates will be null and void.
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    blazorthon , July 14, 2012 8:09 AM
    danwat1234I don't think Intel's architecture is very limited by RAM speeds, not worth the cost. Just overclock your CPU by a few 100MHZ and you'll get the same thing.


    The architecture has little to do with it. Intel's CPUs have both a far more efficient memory controller and much faster cache than AMD, especially the L3 cache. That is almsot assuredly why Intel is less reliant on memory performance in some applications. However, Intel CPUs can still benefit from it in some applications, especially stuff such as AVX accelerated workloads.
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    blazorthon , July 14, 2012 8:11 AM
    hardcore_gamerThe overall system performance doesn't increase by a noticeable amount if we a use a RAM with higher speed. This is because the CPUs have a very advanced cache memory system with very high hit ratios that minimizes dependency on RAM speed and latency.It's a different story when it comes to GPUs.


    That depends on the application. Some still benefit from faster RAM. Some, such as AVX accelerated workloads, can actually improve almost linearly with linearly increase memory bandwidth.