Review: 48 GB Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 8200 MT/s CL38


Packaging description:

Our Patriot Viper Xtreme 5 packaging:

Patriot’s kit comes in a cardboard box with a sober color code, featuring the two memory sticks in a light veil of smoke. Our sample of the day is part of the “Xtreme 5” series, which is also available in an RGB version. The brand highlights the kit’s distinctive design on the front panel. On the back, there’s also a label informing future purchasers of the characteristics of their memory kit. Two cut-outs reveal the backs of the two memory modules.

There are other references in the “Xtreme 5” series, with a kit in 7600 MT/s, 7800 MT/s, 8000 MT/s and 8200 MT/s available in 2 x 16 GB or 2 x 24 GB. A special feature of Patriot is the 8200 MT/s kit in 2 x 16 GB. As far as we know, it’s the only brand to do so.

Features and cooling :

Our kit is clocked at 8200 MT/s, has timings of 38-48-48-84 and requires a voltage of 1.45 volts to operate. It consists of two 24 GB modules for a total of 48 GB. The aluminum heat sinks are full matte black, but the top part is an aggressive red. Patriot also offers an RGB version for those tempted to add backlighting to their PCs.

Heatspreaders are responsible for dissipating heat from the PCB and memory chips. The look of the heat spreaders is very special, unique and unusual. The first side features a snake-shaped logo and the “Xtreme 5” series reference.

On the second side, the same part number, but with a label detailing all the features of our kit. You’ll find more details on the next page. The dimensions of the Patriot Xtreme 5 are 44 x 135 x 60 mm. As far as pricing is concerned, we haven’t yet managed to find it listed in Europe, even though Patriot has a factory in Holland. The only price we’ve found is $239.99 on the brand’s American shop, but it’s out of stock.

To conclude this presentation, please note that the kit is XMP 3.0(Extreme Memory Profile) compatible and comes with a lifetime warranty. So don’t forget to activate the profile directly via our motherboards’ BIOS.