Keeping with the times, Patriot has expanded its Viper 4 Blackout series with a trio of high-speed memory kits. The new dual-channel memory kits announced this week come in DDR4-4133, DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4400 flavors.
The new memory kits continue to leverage the sleek and RGB-less exterior that's emblematic of the Viper 4 Blackout series. The design will surely be make for some of the best RAM for performance enthusiasts that haven't bought into all this RGB business. The memory modules feature a black PCB with a matching aluminum heat spreader. Coming in at 42.6mm, the Viper 4 Blackout memory modules will easily fit under even the largest CPU air coolers.
|Part Number||Capacity||Frequency||Timings||Voltage (V)||Price|
|PVB416G440C8K||16GB (2x 8GB)||DDR4-4400||18-26-26-46||1.45||$129.99|
|PVB416G426C8K||16GB (2x 8GB)||DDR4-4266||18-26-26-46||1.45||$124.99|
|PVB416G413C8K||16GB (2x 8GB)||DDR4-4133||18-22-22-42||1.40||$119.99|
Patriot currently sells the new Viper 4 Blackout memory kits with a density of 16GB. The DDR4-4400 and DDR4-4133 versions come with 18-26-26-46 CAS latency timings and require 1.45V to operate at the advertised speeds. The first retails for $129.99, while the latter carries a $124.99 price tag. The DDR4-4133 kit, on the other hand, comes with timings set to CL18-22-22-42 and only needs 1.4V. The memory kit sells for $119.99.
All Viper 4 Blackout memory kits are XMP 2.0-ready and should work without a hitch on both AMD and Intel platforms. Patriot backs them up with a limited lifetime warranty.
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