Author: Bob Buskirk
Viper Xtreme Overview
The Viper Xtreme kit we received is a 6GB triple channel kit. Patriot also has a 12GB triple channel kit as well as 4, 8 and 24GB kits. The Viper Xtreme series is part of the Extreme Performance (EP) line, which is the ultimate performance memory solution for the Intel® X58 system platform.
The Viper Xtreme modules have an all black PCB that matches the black heatspreader. The heatspreader is an extruded aluminum outer shield built around a copper core. Each module has 6 grams of copper at it’s core paired with an extruded aircraft-grade aluminum outer shield. This will provide excellent cooling.
At the center of each module is the Viper Xtreme logo. Coming up above the module on each side are 5 heatsink fins. You can actually see the copper core behind these fins.
Flipping the modules over there is a sticker that has all of your important information on it like the model number (PX736G2000ELK), timings, speed, and capacity. These modules really do look cool and will look great inside your system!