Patriot Viper Venom DDR5-6200 32GB Memory Kit Review

Final Thoughts

As I mentioned in the introduction of this review, Patriot’s Viper memory is very well known for its performance and reliability. The new Viper Venom DDR5 is no different. It is actually the best performing DDR5 that we’ve tested to date. Now that obviously has a lot to do with its speed at 6200 MHz, but you aren’t going to go wrong with this kit. Talking about speed the 6200 MHz kit is currently the fastest offering from Patriot in their Viper Venom RGB line and speeds start at 5600 MHz.

When it comes to design Patriot changed things up again with a different heatspreader that is mostly black with one end being silver. The RGB diffuser seems a bit more toned down that what we saw on the Viper RGB DDR4 kits. Overall the design is pretty sleek and definitely fits into the gamer aesthetic, but I would say I’ve seen better looking modules from Patriot in the past. Being that this is their first DDR5 kit we could see things change. Also if RGB is not your thing Patriot does just have normal Viper Venom DDR5 kits that lack the RGB lighting, these are also available in frequencies starting at 5200 MHz.

When it comes to overclocking we were able to push this kit up to 6400 MHz (a 200 MHz bump), which seems to be what we’ve been able to achieve with other kits. Again as the Alder Lake platform matures and we get new BIOS updates we can expect to get a little more overclocking headroom on DDR5. With this kit already being clocked pretty high at 6200 MHz it was pretty impressive that we were able to get more out of it without really changing any other settings except for the frequency.

Right now the 32GB 6400 MHz kit that we reviewed today is selling at our favorite online retailer for $379.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Patriot Viper Venom DDR5-6200 32GB Memory Kit a 9 out of 10 score.

rating9 10

– Sleek design
– Great performance
– Available up to 6200 MHz
– RGB and Non-RGB versions available
– Some overclocking headroom
– Compatible with all major motherboard RGB software

– RGB software not currently available
– We’ve seen better looking memory from Patriot

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