Review: Patriot Viper RGB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 16GB (2x8GB) with Black Heat-Spreaders

Having acquired the Patriot Viper LED DDR4 memory kit not long ago, we were impressed with its capability of delivering a great performance. Today, let’s turn our attention to another kit from the same company, now in the form of the Viper RGB. The new flagship Viper Gaming range of memory modules now received an RGB treatment to cater for the current trend of “RGB Everything”.

There are two colour options for the heat-spreaders, you get to choose either black or white colour. The black SKU is offered from DDR4-2666 MHz all the way up to 4133 MHz of memory frequency while the white SKU is available up to 3200 MHz. Only a kit of two 8GB modules is available, totaling to a 16GB of memory capacity in Dual-Channel configuration. For now, we are not sure whether certified Quad-Channel kits will be released in the future but Patriot has highlighted that the Dual-Channel kits can also be easily configured to Quad-Channel solutions.

In today’s review, we will be taking a closer look at the black Patriot Viper RGB memory kit that specifically carries a part number of PVR416G320C6K. The memory kit is comprised of two 8GB sticks that operate at a memory frequency of DDR4-3200 MHz in Dual-Channel mode with a memory timing of 16-18-18-36-2T at an operating voltage of 1.35V. Patriot claimed that the memory kit is tested across and will be fully compatible with Intel’s and AMD’s latest chipsets including the Coffee Lake and the Ryzen platforms.

Going head-to-head against similarly clocked Trident Z RGB DDR-3200 CL16 kit from G.Skill, who will emerge as the winner during our course of performance testing? Let’s find out now.

Product Link: https://www.viper.patriotmemory.com/viperrgbdram

Suggested Retail Price: $199.99 USD (RM 925)


Specifications

The Patriot Viper RGB memory kit that we received today comes with a part number of PVR416G320C6K and comprises of two 8GB sticks, which give us a memory capacity of 16GB in total. With the XMP profile, the memory operates at a memory frequency of DDR4-3200 MHz and timings of 16-18-18-36 at 2T command rate. Operating at a voltage of just 1.35v, the memory modules will consume a relatively low power and eventually resulting in a cool operating temperature. JEDEC’s SPD specifications at DDR4-2133MHz 15-15-15-36-2T is what you will get when first time booting up your system with the memory modules without the XMP profile. As usual, your valuable investment will be covered by Patriot’s limited lifetime warranty for peace of mind.

 

Firing up the Thaiphoon Burner software has allowed us to gain access to more details about the memory modules. These include the manufacturer, country of origin, part number, die density, JEDEC SPD, XMP specifications and many more. From here, we also know that the memory ICs being used came from Samsung’s B-die, which is the highest performing memory ICs that you can find in the market at the moment.

 

As mentioned earlier, there are two colour options for the heat-spreaders, you can pick either black or white colour to perfectly match the theme of your PC build. The black SKU is offered in DDR4-2666 MHz, 3000 MHz, 3200 MHz, 3600 MHz and 4133 MHz of memory frequency while the white SKU is available from DDR4-2666 MHz to 3000 MHz, and 3200 MHz.

 

Product Features

GET LOST in the spectrum.

Patriot’s Viper RGB Series memory modules were designed and built for extreme performance. They have full compatibility with the latest Intel and AMD platforms to deliver a seamless connection to your build. The Viper RGB Series provides the best performance and stability, as well as the most colorful dimensions that come with RGB lighting. It includes 5 different lighting zones – all fully customizable through our own Viper RGB software.

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ENHANCE YOUR BUILD.

The high quality aluminum heatshield has a unique and aggressive design, showcasing the best that Viper Gaming has to offer and will enhance the look of any build. Not only does the heatshield look captivating, it also offers superior heat dissipation to ensure rock solid performance, even when using the most demanding applications.

The Viper RGB Series has the most competitive specifications as it is the highest segment of Patriot OC DRAM product lines. It will be offered in both white or black heatshield’s in 16GB dual kits and speeds up to 4133MHz.

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COMPATIBLE MOTHERBOARD APPLICATIONS

The Viper RGB Series heatshield was designed to illustrate our signature Viper head and our designers spent multiple hours to make sure it was immaculate. With captivating angles and linear aesthetic, the front of the Viper RGB Series was inspired by our very own Viper logo. The Viper RGB Series was made to stand out from the crowd of boring rectangles.

 

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