Viper Gaming is back in the headlines this week with a new PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD. Boasting write speeds of up to 7,400MB/s and up to 2TB capacity, the Viper Gaming VP4300 SSD looks to be a significant upgrade over previous generations.
This week, the Viper VP4300 M.2 SSD was announced, featuring the latest Innogrit Gen 4×4 high-speed controller and DDR4 DRAM cache, this SSD offers peak performance for PCIe 4.0 capable systems. In terms of speeds, 4K random read and wire speeds reach up to 800K IOPS and sequential read/write speeds reach up to 6,800MB/s and 7,400MB/s respectively.
Cooling is becoming increasingly important for M.2 SSDs to avoid thermal throttling and maintain peak speeds for longer periods of time. To tackle this, the Viper VP4300 comes with an aluminium heatshield and a graphene thermal pad to improve heat transfer and heat dissipation. The pad carries heat away from core components and the heat shield then spreads it out to be carried away by system fans.
Here is the full feature list for this new SSD:
- Built with the latest Innogrit IG5236 PCIe Gen 4 x 4 NVMe controller to unlock ultra-fast sequential Read and Write speeds up to 7.400MB/s and 6,800MB/s.
- Thermal Throttling Technology and built-in thermal sensor to provide additional protection and sustain the best performance under intense workloads.
- Delivers the perfect combination of overall performance, ultra-fast transfer speeds, and enhanced multitasking capabilities.
- Built on a 10-layer PCB to guarantee excellent signal integrity for ultra-stability.
- Two optional heatshields included in the package: Aluminum heatshield x 1, Graphene heatshield x 1
- O/S Supported: Windows® 7*/8.0*/8.1/10 (*May require driver)
- Must be on the latest AMD CPU and Motherboard, at time of release, to obtain optimal Gen4x4 speed. Other platforms will be backward compatible with Gen3x4
As usual, this SSD is backed by Viper Gaming's five-year warranty. The Viper VP4300 will be available for $254.99 for the 1TB model and $499.99 for the 2TB version. We recently reviewed this SSD, so if you want to check out our benchmarks and analysis, you can do so HERE.
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KitGuru Says: What do you all think of the latest SSD from Viper Gaming? Are you planning to make the jump to PCIe 4 this year?