The Patriot Viper LED memory ships in a black box with some aggressive red styling on the front. A picture of the two memory modules is also placed in a prominent position on the front of the box.
Inside, the modules themselves are attractive pieces of kit. Made with a black aluminium heat spreader, a silver viper head is positioned centrally on each module while there are also some grey accents which add interest to the sides of each module.
In terms of dimensions, the memory measures 44.4mm x 135.7mm x 7mm (H x L x W). It is not the tallest DDR4 we’ve ever seen, but at 44.4mm high it is not low-profile either, so if you have a radiator installed in the roof of your case best double-checking that the memory will fit.
We were sent two kits today, the red LED 3000MHz kit has model number: PVLR416G300C5K. The white LED 2400MHz kit has model number: PVLW416G240C4K.
The LEDs receive all their power from the DIMM slot, and given the LEDs are static-only (so no visual effects like breathing or pulsing), they work right out of the box with no setup required.
That being said, I do think the overall look of the LED lighting is quite disappointing. Neither kit is particularly accurate in terms of colour reproduction, as the red LEDs look more pinkish, while the white LEDs have a distinct yellow hue to them.
On top of that, there are noticeable ‘weak spots’ across the LED bar where the light just can’t quite reach. This does make the overall experience seem quite lacklustre as a couple more LEDs would’ve surely been enough to get an even coverage of light.