The second generation of i7 processors have taken the PC world by storm, with many users switching over to the current P67 chipsets, and even more (yours truly included) anxiously awaiting the upcoming Z77, and Z78 chipsets.
A majority of PC enthusiasts feel the X58 platform is dead, and that it is time to move on. It’s hard to argue against that thinking, as Sandy Bridge has proven to be a faster and better-overclocking chip then its older brothers. Some companies, however, like Asus and Gigabyte, seem to be believe it is premature to start playing “Taps” for the X58 chipset. So much so that they are planning to release new X58 motherboards. As these companies seem to be attempting to extend the life of the chipset, it seems likely that at least some type of X58-specific memory would be released as well.
Patriot Memory steps into this niche with the Viper Xtreme DDR3 2000MHz 12GB kit. Released towards the end of 2010, these memory modules have received generally good reviews from both review sites and customers alike. Today, we will be giving you our own take on this kit.