Patriot Announces Viper 4 16 GB DIMMs, 128 GB Kits

Corsair and Kingston have already announced consumer-geared DDR4 memory kits based on 16 GB DIMMs, and now a third manufacturer joins the fray: Patriot, with its Viper line.

The modules that Patriot is adding to the niche market run at 2400 MHz with an Intel XMP profile, and sport 14-16-16-31 timings. They run at 1.2 V.

Purportedly designed for overclocking, Patriot claimed new performance levels from a new heat shield design. We look forward to testing that. Overclockers careful enough not to physically damage their DIMMs will appreciate that Viper 4 memory includes Patriot's lifetime warranty.

The 2400 MHz speed isn't particularly fast, as Kingston already claimed the fastest 128 GB kit, which runs at 3000 MHz. Corsair's units run at up to 2666 MHz, and their 2400 MHz units have the same 14-16-16-31 timings as these Patriot Viper DIMMs.

Availability is slated for Q3 2015, when additional speeds and reduced timings may also be revealed. No word on pricing yet, but these, like all others, won't come cheap.

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Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.