Patriot announced the availability of its Viper Elite DDR4 memory kits, which are intended for use on the latest Intel 100 Series platforms.
The new DDR4 modules come in 8 GB (2 x 4 GB), 16 GB (2 x 8 GB), 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) and 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) kits. All of the models come with your choice of red, blue or grey aluminum heatsinks (with the exception of the 32 GB kit, which comes only in grey). These memory kits draw as low as 1.2V and up to 1.35V, and start at 2400 MHz and reach speeds up to 3200 MHz (grey heatsink only).
It's somewhat odd that grey heatshields seem to be the premium member of Patriot's new memory lineup, with 32 GB kits and high-speed DDR4-3200 available only with grey aluminum heatsinks. However, these offerings are a welcomed addition to the DDR4 market, with the availability of higher-density modules still scarce and few outlets able to keep these enthusiast-level memory kits in stock.
Patriot's Viper Elite memory kits are available now from online retailers such as Fry's Electronics, Newegg (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab). The kits start at $52.99 and cost as much as $499. DDR4 prices seem to be dropping, and Patriot's new RAM seems both affordable and powerful enough for even the discerning enthusiast.
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