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I remember the first time I laid my eyes on PDP's Patriot line of memory. It was during one of my weekly trips to Fry's. The first thought that came to mind was "that's so ugly". I never once thought Patriot would achieve great success among the enthusiast crowd. Corsair and OCZ are the two biggest names in the enthusiast crowd, producing fast overclocking/gaming memory. Surprisingly, Patriot's name and reputation is escalating with every passing moment. The main reason they can compete in the market is because they're not selling low quality memory with a heatspreader. When they started selling their XBLK memory, it was the most inexpensive TCCD/BP 815 RAM available.
I believe A-DATA was the first to announce the release of PC4800. OCZ, G.Skill, and GeIL quickly followed. I was not surprised when I heard Patriot was also releasing guaranteed high speed modules. The surprising part is that their memory modules went through a huge makeover. I literally drooled when I saw what they displayed on their website and at Computex.