Patriot offers up new high-performance Viper Xtreme RAM

Shane McGlaun - Oct 20, 2010, 3:53am CDT
Patriot offers up new high-performance Viper Xtreme RAM

Patriot Memory has unveiled a new addition to its line of performance memory products for computer geeks and enthusiasts everywhere. The new RAM slots into the Viper Xtreme Series of Extreme Performance DDR3 RAM. The RAM uses a custom aluminum and copper heat sink to keep the DRAM chips underneath running cool.

That heat shield is a custom design that has copper inserts that cross all the DRAM chips and still offer up a slim profile that is covered by an anodized aluminum shield. The design of the heat sink offers a 5% improvement in heat dissipation over pure aluminum heat sinks. That 5% can make a difference to the hard core overclocker or gamer looking for all the performance that they can muster.

The new RAM kits launch today and will be offered in dual-channel 4GB and 8GB kits operating at 2000MHz. The kits are aimed at users of Intel P55 platforms. Patriot says that more kits will be incoming including triple-channel kits for the X58 platform. Both the 4GB and 8GB kits have the same latencies of 9-10-9-27.

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