Even though we spend most of our time looking at fancy and more frequently, flashy, memory kits designed for overclocking and maximum gaming performance, most systems out there don’t need and often can’t use the extra abilities of these kits. With most systems locked to a maximum JEDEC speed in the 2133 to 2666 MHz range, kits that are built to hit 3000 or even 4000 MHz and above are simply wasted on a locked platform. While this may be blasphemous to some, most systems don’t have RGB and some people prefer not to have it. Can you imagine how distracting an office at work would be with dozens of machines lit up like a disco? When you don’t want or need all the bling and OC headroom, Patriot’s Signature Line of memory has you covered. Today we’ll be looking at a pair of SODIMM’s made for laptops and other portable or small form-factor systems.
ProClockers would like to thank Patriot for sending the Signature Line SODIMM’s over to check out!
Patriots’s take on the Signature Line
Patriot’s Signature Line memory delivers the quality, reliability, and performance expected for today’s mainstream computer needs. This DRAM is built for better overall system responsiveness when using demanding application. Built using the highest quality components and hand tested, Patriot, ensures every module meets and exceeds industry standards to offer you a hassle-free plug-and-play memory upgrade. With free customer service and a lifetime warranty, Patriot’s Signature Line DDR4 memory modules are the perfect option for any PC system build or upgrade for faster performance.
• Series: Signature Line
• Form Factor: 260-Pin Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module (SODIMM)
• Technology: DDR 4 Non-ECC Unbuffered
• Capacity: 4GB (1x4GB)
• Frequency: 2400MHz (PC4-19200)
• Timings: 126.96.36.199
• Voltage: 1.2V
• (One) 1 Rank Single-sided module
• 100% Tested
• RoHS Compliant
• Limited lifetime warranty
Features & Specifications
Patriot’s Signature Line of memory comes in standard desktop DDR4 UDIMM styles both with Heatshields and without, and laptop-style SODIMMs for mobile and small form factor systems.
DDR4 SODIMM’s come in single and dual channel configurations from a single 4GB module to a pair of 16GB modules in speeds of 2133MHz and 2400MHz.
Full-size DIMM’s come in single and dual channel kits ranging from a single 4GB stick to a pair of 16GB (32GB Total) modules both with and without heat-spreaders in speeds ranging from 2133MHz to 2666MHz.
Packaging & A Closer Look
Patriot’s Signature Line comes in a clear clamshell style pack that can accommodate either a full-size DIMM or a SODIMM.
A simple wrap-around label identifies the module inside as well as secures the packaging.
The module itself can be clearly seen inside.
Both front, and back.
Our SODIMM is a 4GB module rated at 2400MHz. as these are not oriented towards aesthetics, the PCB employs a standard green solder mask and holds four 1GB DRAM modules.
Short of some very very small surface mount components, there really isn’t much to note on the rear of the module.
System Configuration & Testing
- Zotac ZBox CI660 Nano
- Intel Core i7-8550U
- Samsung 850 Evo 256GB
- 8GB (2x 4GB) Patriot Signature 2400 MHz
- Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
- AIDA64 Extreme Edition
- Passmark Performance Test
- SiSoft Sandra
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system:
- Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels.
- Mainboard and chipset.
- Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD).
- Real-time measurement of each core’s internal frequency, memory frequency.
Our Zotac ZBOX CI660 Nano Is powered by Intel’s Ultra Low Power Core i7-8550U and tilts the scales at a measly 15W.
Our two sticks of Patriot Signature line memory run at their rated 2400MHz (effective) speed at 17-17-17-39 timings.
As these modules are not designed for overclocking, we are running at JEDEC standard speeds and timings, XMP profiles are not available.
AIDA64 Engineer Edition
“AIDA64 Engineer has a hardware detection engine unrivaled in its class. It provides detailed information about installed software and offers diagnostic functions and support for overclocking. As it is monitoring sensors in real time, it can gather accurate voltage, temperature and fan speed readings, while its diagnostic functions help detect and prevent hardware issues. It also offers a couple of benchmarks for measuring the performance of individual hardware components or the whole system. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.”
Considering we are pitting a 15W CPU in a mini-PC against a full-on high-performance desktop CPU, we’re actually quite impressed with the performance Patriot’s memory is showing here.
While this isn’t ultra-low latency overclocked gaming memory, we still pull in a little lower latency than some actual gaming kits.
Passmark Performance Test – Memory Mark – Threaded
“Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest ™ allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.”
Again, we are quite impressed with the performance we are getting out of the system as a whole.
“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”
SiSoft shows a similar pattern with the Signature Line doing quite well fighting against performance oriented memory kits.
Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Patriot knows a little something about memory. Their portfolio spans from small and simple to crazy fast RGB covered kits targeted at gamers on the bleeding edge. The Signature Line is a little lower key for those that want good reliable memory with guaranteed compatibility for minimal cost. It’s nice to know you can get the Signature Line for almost any device from Laptops to Desktops to Small Form-Factor and Mini-PC machines and not have to try to figure out what line would be the best.
Good job Patriot!
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