Price and Availability
The Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 memory module is now available in the US. At the time this review was published, availability is somehow limited or out of stock. The price of the DDR4-2666 16GB (4x4GB) memory kit was around $109.99. I noticed that Patriot Memory quietly released a two stick memory kit of the Viper 4 DDR4 that now comes with a black PCB. I guess these new memory modules are designed for Intel Skylake systems. You can check the latest pricing and availability by following the link below.
Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2666 16GB Review: Conclusion
If you have seen the graphs from the benchmark results on the previous page, you’ll see that the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 didn’t seemed to perform well compared to the Klevv Cras and HyperX Fury. It’s trailing behind in most of my tests. However, I can’t say if the Viper 4 is a poor performing memory kit since the graphs didn’t represent the entirety of the DDR4 available in the market. There are several DDR4 kits out there that we haven’t tested yet. But, despite not performing on par with the likes of the Klevv Cras and HyperX Fury on the same 2666MHz and 3000MHz frequencies, it is noteworthy to mention that I haven’t encountered any problems when using the Viper 4, specially in terms of overall performance. The system was running very stable, not a single crash or blue screen happened during the period of testing.
The Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2666 may not be the fastest DDR4 memory around, however it’s one of the cheapest DDR4 available on the market (based on the current pricing at the time this review was published). Other advantages of the Viper 4, aside from its pricing, are high quality ICs manufacturer by Samsung, and the modules are back with a lifetime warranty. I was able to overclock the memory to 3000MHz. However, it didn’t produce any significant increase in performance, so better stay at XMP instead. The low profile heat spreader design also makes it easy to install and you may not encounter any clearance issues with tower type CPU coolers. However, I think Patriot should really change or stop using that green PCB. I saw the new Viper 4 with black PCB and it looks better.
Overall, the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 is a good solid performing memory. It may not be one of the fastest out there, but it’s definitely one of the more affordable or cheapest solution. This makes it a good option for those who consider cost above benchmark results without sacrificing reliability.