Patriot has released a new series of DDR4 32GB memory modules in its VIPER GAMING STEEL series, complementing the 32GB offerings of the Blackout series as well as for the first time offering such a capacity in a 32GB SODIMM format at speeds of up to DDR-3000.

The biggest addition to Patriot’s repertoire is the new 32GB SODIMM modules, allowing laptop and SFF PC users with corresponding memory slots to double up on the maximum configurable memory all whilst retaining high performance speeds. The small form-factor modules are available in their new 32GB size at DDR4-3000, -2666 and -2400 speeds with timings ranging from 18-20-20-43 at 1.25V for the higher frequency SKU to 15-15-15-35 at 1.2V for the lowest frequency part.

Pricing for the new SODIMM modules land at $145 for the DDR4-3000 modules and $140 for the -2666 and -2400 variants and are available now on Amazon and Newegg.

Although patriot already had 32GB modules available in its UDIMM Blackout series, it’s expanding that offering to the Steel series, which essentially includes the more stylish heat spreader.

The new 32GB modules are available as single modules or as a 2x32GB kit up to speeds of DDR-3600 and timings of 18-22-22-42 at 1.35V. The kit is now also available on Amazon and Newegg, and goes for $310.

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  • npz - Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - link

    My experience with Patriot's Viper DDR4 (exact same branding, series line and look) desktop dimms has been a mixed bag. They might be more stable on Intel, but on first gen Ryzen, with Viper DDR4 3000, same Hynix chips, on same mobo and cpu, one works at XMP/DOCP speeds, the other doesn't. I went through returning / buying to test and it's just been a crapshoot. I can lower the unstable dimm pairs to 2666 or 2800 to get them stable but then that defeats the purpose of buying the rated speeds. Reply
  • meacupla - Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - link

    That's why you should just stick to DDR4 2666 for Ryzen.

    Not only does the speed difference make almost no difference on Ryzen, you get to save money on speeds you can't achieve without using samsung DRAM.

    On Ryzen, there's only around a 1~2% or 3~5fps, difference between 2666 and 3000 anyways.

    Unless, of course, your Ryzen is a G-series.
  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    That's quite the generalization. For one thing, Ryzen isn't Ryzen. Zen 2 handles much differently than Zen 1, but both are still Ryzen. And at least in Germany, 3200 kits are the base line in terms of cost, 2666 is not cheaper usually. Reply
  • bananaforscale - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    So you're comparing 2666 to 3000, NOT the 3200 that's basically baseline for most Ryzen builds? Also, old Ryzen was *very* sensitive to memory speed. Zen 2 less so but differences are still more than 1-2% unless the load is either GPU intensive or can fit mostly in the cache.

    You definitely do not need Samsung for 3200, and Zen 2 effectively caps at 3866 RAM speed due to Infinity Fabric. That's a hell of a long way from 2666.

    How about you just shut up and don't reveal how little you know?
  • praktik - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    this is such a great community. Everyone so nice and sharing their knowledge all the time! Reply
  • brantron - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    I have a 2200G that really does not like going over its supported DDR4 2933, even with a 3600 kit tuned down. Sometimes it's just the CPU. Reply
  • Dug - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    1st gen Ryzen? On XMP? On what motherboard?
    You realize this is a complete crapshoot for your situation and not necessarily a memory issue.
    XMP is not the most reliable technology, and even memory rated correctly on vendor qol list had problems without manually putting in correct timings.
    Point is, your knock on Patriot, really isn't a Patriot issue.
  • Samus - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    Jesus, 64GB RAM in a mainstream laptop for $300. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    I suppose that yes, it could be a religious experience for someone to obtain 64GB of RAM for a laptop. Reply
  • abufrejoval - Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - link

    It was an ADATA 32GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM for me, at €130 I just couldn't resist giving it a try.

    Got it yesterday and put it into one of my Atom J5005 based slient µ-servers first, which are currently running with 32GB (official maximum is 8GB).

    Unfortunately that refused to boot.

    Put it into a Skylake based Gigabyte P35X v6 notebook next (with GTX 1070 used for GPU compute) and that jumped from 32GB to 48GB no problem.

    I'll get another stick over the week-end and enjoy 64GB of RAM in a very slim (but terribly noisy under load) notebook, that could also expand to 20TB of solid state storage (2x 2.5" and 2x NVMe). With 1TB on µSD these days we know that density is not the issue when it comes to capacity.

    I wish they'd do ECC variants at 13% extra cost and similar speeds: At these capacities I start to worry about bit flips on stuff that runs 24x7.

    That notebook proves that you can put a quite usable amount of server compute power into a rather compact form factor and with a shoebox sized Mini-ITX chassis have it operate very quietly.

    NVMe or even 2.5" SSD storage provides storage speeds and capacities that used to require two racks of disks not long ago and with these DRAM densities and core counts exploding... the portable virtual data center becomes very real.

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