Patriot introduces 24GB premium RAM kits

Premium memory maker Patriot has just announced a new range of triple-channel memory kits for X58-based LGA1366 systems, boasting speeds of up to 2GHz.

Patriot says the new Sector 7 Edition kits are an extension of the dual-channel Sector 5 kits, which were apparently "well received." The new Sector 7 kits aren't hitting the 2.4GHz clock speeds of the Sector 5 kits yet, but they do come in speeds of 1.6GHz (PC3-12800), 1.8GHz (PC3-14000) and 2GHz (PC3-16000).

The latter two speeds are only available in 6GB (3x 2GB) kits, with latency timings of 9-9-9-27 and a voltage of 1.65V. However, the PC3-12800 is available in a variety of configurations.

The 6GB and 12GB versions come in Enhanced Latency and Low Latency versions, with timings of 9-9-9-24 and 8-8-8-24 respectively. There's also a 24GB PC3-12800 kit that runs a 9-9-9-24.

According to Patriot, each of the premium modules is hand-tested and backed by a lifetime warranty. The company says the Sector 7 DIMMs only use top-quality chips, and are "subjected to rigorous testing and validation on the X58 platform."

The module package is completed by a fancy-looking heatspreader, which Patrior says is made from extruded aircraft-grade aluminium. This, says Patriot, enables the modules to quickly dissipate heat, resulting in "in improved stability and reliability during extreme overclocking conditions."

Patriot's vice president of engineering, Les Henry, said the new Sector 7 range were "uniquely positioned for the enthusiast," adding that they fitted neatly with Patriot's "objective of offering the latest technology and best performance in our product line-up."

There's no word on pricing yet, but a 6GB pair of comparable Sector 5 PC3-12800 Low Latency modules currently goes for £89.29 inc VAT, so you can expect a similarly-specified triple-channel kit to cost around £130.

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