I’m going to address something right from the offset and divert your attention to the overclocking section of this review… wait, there isn’t one? Well that is because I couldn’t squeeze ANY extra MHz out of this kit and even trying to tighten the timings would throw errors and fail to boot. Does it make the Patriot Viper 4 2400MHz 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 memory kit a bad choice? Not at all, unless you are of course an enthusiast and want to squeeze some extra performance from your memory. Being an “overclocker” myself, I was disappointed not to squeeze out any extra juice and everyone knows I like my tea bag strained, but I guess it just wasn’t going to be.
Looking at the XMP 2.0 standard rated performance of the Patriot Viper 4, it wasn’t exactly great and it certainly wasn’t bad. Its strongest showing was within MaxMemm and the Cinebench benchmarks, but the same unfortunately couldn’t be said within AIDA64, with the Viper 4 not scoring anywhere near I would expect for a kit of this caliber. All in all however, the Viper 4 2400MHz quad channel DDR4 memory kit does do exactly what it says on the tin, but it is worth noting we can only go off the samples sent in to us and not speculate what others could potentially do.
$109.99 from Amazon is also a really fair price considering and is easily one of the most price effective kits on the market. Of course overclockers and enthusiasts are already aware of the HyperX Predator kits superb overclocking potential and those who know what they are looking for, already know what they are buying prior to reading reviews/articles/marketing bumf! What Patriot has here though is a nice XMP 2.0 ready kit which doesn’t slouch (too much), but delivers acceptable performance for a great price!
Combining performance, price and the aggressive aesthetics together gives a pretty solidly viable package. The Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 2400MHz CL15 kit offers a lot at the price point and dare I say, this was probably just an unlucky batch of IC’s; very rare for memory not to overclock even a smidge, but we have to score as we see it so bear that in mind when skimming through ratings (they don’t tell the whole story).
Thanks to Patriot for sending a sample in for review.
– If tall aggressive heat sinks are your thing, you will love these
– High availability in the US
– Performs as well as expected
– Pricing is pretty spot on
– This particular sample refused to overclock
– A lot of competitors with similar heat sinks
– Low availability in the UK
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