For Pros: Patriot 12GB DDR3-1600 Viper Extreme Kit

When it comes to video and image post processing, the typical amount of RAM (say 4GB or so) found in most PCs may not simply be enough (not to mention for some of you that run virtual machines as well). On a X58 board, for example, you can simply add more memory to the existing modules to achieve larger capacities. However, having a total of six 2GB sticks may not be as practical and can be fairly inefficient when it comes to overclocking. So, you probably guessed already – why not just use a kit that has three 4GB modules? Patriot Memory recently introduced a lower latency Viper Extreme kit and the timings are 8-9-8-24 at 1600MHz. A 12GB triple channel and 1600MHz kit like this is looking pretty good for a product of its type.


  • PC3-12800 (1600MHz) – 12GB, 3x4GB Tri-Channel
  • Low Latency (8-9-8-24)
  • Voltage: 1.65V
  • XMP Ready
  • Equipped with an extruded aluminum shield build around a copper core to provide improved cooling
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Tested on Intel® X58 chipset w/ Intel® Core i7 CPUs