Patriot this week unveiled two new DDR4 kits rated to run at DDR4-3733. The dual-channel kits are designed for Intel’s latest platforms and belong to Patriot’s Viper Elite and Viper 4 families. The new DDR4-3733 memory modules will be the fastest in Patriot’s lineup.

Patriot’s new Viper Elite and Viper 4 dual-channel memory kits are rated to run at 3733 MT/s with CL17 19-19-39 timings at 1.35 V. The sets consist of two 8 GB modules, which use modern 8 Gb memory ICs (integrated circuits) from an undisclosed manufacturer. The new modules are designed for Intel’s 100-series platforms and come with XMP 2.0 profiles to make it easier for end-users to run them at their rated specifications with the right timings and voltage.

Specifications of Patriot's DDR4-3733 Kits
  Module Capacity Kit
Capacity
Latencies Voltage Height Part Number
Viper Elite 8 GB 16 GB 17-19-19-39 1.35 V 43.0 mm PVE416G373C7KRD
Viper 4 42.6 mm PV416G373C7K

The difference between the Viper Elite and the Viper 4 modules in all in the look. Typically, Patriot positions its Viper Elite products below the Viper 4, and aims them at modders. These modules come with heatsinks of three different colors (red, blue and grey). The Viper 4 family typically focuses on the faster segments and features red extruded aluminum heatsinks. Nonetheless, in this particular case both the Viper Elite DDR4-3733 devices also come only with silver and red heatsinks. Therefore, the difference between two types of DDR4-3733 solutions from Patriot lies only in aesthetics and dimensions.

Patriot’s Viper 4 and Viper Elite 16 GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3733 dual-channel memory kits will be available for purchase online and in stores starting from August 3 for the recommended price of $159.99.

Only a few memory module makers offer DDR4 sticks rated to run above 3400 MT/s speeds because it requires sufficient binning, as well as an appropriate volume of sales to make it worthwhile. It gets rather tricky to cherry pick a sufficient amount of such ICs to build appropriate products. The fact that Patriot rolled out two DDR4-3733 kits indicates that the company is willing to compete for very high-end systems featuring fast memory as well as showing the ability of mass-produced DDR4 chips to run at higher frequencies.

Source: Patriot Memory

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  • Eden-K121D - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - link

    Pointless Reply
  • Campbell121 - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - link

    They would help with the AMD Bristol Ridge AM4 platform as the iGPU relies on fast memory. Reply
  • Eden-K121D - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - link

    OK but how much.of a difference will it make Reply
  • Novaguy - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - link

    The igpu frame rate improvement was fairly linear when we were talking about dd3-1333 through ddr3-2××× in older AMD designs. Reply
  • Novaguy - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - link

    That being said, I recall that for Kaveri, the biggest gains were at getting to ddr3-2133, and it began diminishing after that. So I'm not sure ddr4-2800 and ddr4-3733 would have that much of an improvement to bevworth the cost. Reply
  • Lolimaster - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - link

    Problem is you were going for DDR3 2400-2666 CL13-14 instead of 2133 CL11 and. Reply
  • rtho782 - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - link

    Given the amount these will cost, you'd be better off buying normal ram and a dGPU Reply
  • Lolimaster - Sunday, July 31, 2016 - link

    It would be better to get the Ripjaws Z 3200 cl14. Reply
  • BrokenCrayons - Monday, August 01, 2016 - link

    I'd personally pick Patriot memory instead. The name "Ripjaws" makes my teeth hurt to even think about and yes, I'd avoid a potentially superior product based on its branding alone if the branding decision is triggers that much of a twitch. I really wish g.skill would reconsider that awful name, but they've been selling those things for years so I'm probably one of a small minority of buyers that won't touch that awful stuff. Reply
  • fanofanand - Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - link

    You aren't really that fickle are you? Passing on a superior product because of the name? I've heard sillier things, but wow this is up there. Reply

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