Patriot's Viper 4 series of DDR4 memory kits have been on the market for quite some time now. They originally launched in January, and we even saw a 128 GB kit made with 16 GB DIMMs at Computex. Now, the manufacturer is unveiling two new frequencies: 3200 MHz and 3400 MHz. Up until now, the kits came in frequencies ranging from 2400 MHz through 3000 MHz.
This latest release doesn't only up the frequency range, it also introduces the Viper 4 Dual kits, which are comprised of two memory modules. Thus far, Patriot had only been shipping kits with as few as four modules, which is not quite ideal for smaller systems that have only two DDR4 memory slots, such as many Z170 Mini-ITX boards.
In the dual-kit range, Patriot's capacities will be either 8 GB with two 4 GB modules, or 16 GB with two 8 GB modules. Frequencies for the dual-DIMM kits range from 2400 MHz through 3400 MHz.
The timings for the 3400 MHz 8 GB Dual kit sit at 16-18-18-36, and the modules need 1.35 V to operate properly. The 3200 MHz kit's timings are a little friendlier, at 16-16-16-36, and they also need 1.35 V.
"This is our fastest Viper kit yet," said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. "In order to hit these speeds, Patriot will prescreen each IC prior to building the modules to ensure stability. If you are looking for a top-of-the-line rig, then these kits are a must have."
The Viper 4 Dual kits will be available at major retailers by the end of this week, with prices ranging from $64.99 through $169.99, depending on the capacity and speed.