Review of the Patriot Memory Viper 4 Series 32Gb 3200 MHz kit


Our Experience

          We purchased this memory for our build that we’ve been working on and reviewing. It fits right in with the Meg X399 motherboard and the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. So, first off, you’ll want to make sure it’s compatible with your motherboard. If you need DDR4 288 pin memory and can support speeds of 3200 MHz, then that’ll be perfect. Or, if your motherboard supports DD44 288 pin at 2133 MHz, then this memory will still work, it’ll just be slower. Beyond that, it is non-parity and non-ECC (error correcting code), as this is not meant for server builds. We’ve got dual channel support, meaning that having two sticks as we do will make it even faster, provided your board has support. The CAS (column access strobe) latency is at a pretty respectable 16; overall leaving this with some pretty good speed stats. How does it perform in the real world you ask?

          Its performance is pretty great. Now, yes, it isn’t the fastest memory in the world, but it was the fastest that we could get for our board; having a 32GB requirement at least. That being said, it is still plenty fast. 3200 MHz, with dual memory and a 16 CAS runs quite well. For our purpose of playing games, it was perfect. I must say that the combination of this processor (Ryzen Threadripper 2950X) and this memory can pretty much knock out any game at full settings. Of course, normal computer processing runs flawlessly.

          Our only issue with this memory is future proofing for games. While 3200 MHz is fine for now, that’ll start to be less so for gaming in a few years. That’s not to say it won’t play them. It absolutely will; all I’m saying is that you might find yourself selecting medium settings on games within the next three to four years.

List of Stats

  • Compatibility; speed: DDR4, 288 pin; 2133 MHz (base), 3200 MHz (OC)
  • Features: Non-parity, non-ECC (error-correcting code), dual channel
  • CAS Latency; timing: C16; 16-18-18-36
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime
  • Price: $234.99

What Others had to say

  • “Top pick? Why’s that? The Viper memory performance is good, really good. It’s close to its rivals in benchmarks. Usually, you’ll be more than happy, by just setting the XMP profile (and most of the users will leave it like that). However, if you have some time, and patience (searching for instability) you can get something extra from this kit. Thanks to the usage of Samsung chips ~3500 MHz is possible, that’s a 300 MHz increase from standard frequency, which can be helpful for example in some games.” -The Guru of 3D
  • “Overall, this is very nice RAM that I would recommend to anyone looking to spice the look of their system up while still having nice, fast RAM at a value.” -WePC
  • “At first, I was a little skeptical buying patriot ram. I was building three high end video editing systems for a client. This ram goes to 3200 Mhz easily. I ran stability tests for 48 hours each system. This ram held up really well. It was rock solid, no crashes, nothing. All of the ram had really nice metal packaging that I have not seen in a long time. For those of you wondering, I used the Asus X470 Prime Pro for the motherboard and a Ryzen 7 2700x for the CPU. I think they could sell this RAM for way more. If you buy this under $ 350, it is a steal.” -Brad S; an Amazon customer

Final Thoughts

          We recommend this memory without a doubt. If this is compatible with your motherboard, then you should definitely get it. It’s fast, reliable, and should keep up with things for at least three years or so. No complaints beyond that.


Note: This review is part of a classroom project.

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