Get the best performance for Ryzen 5000 with Patriot

Briony HannamOct 26, 2020 - 6 min read

With AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processor launch just around the corner on the 5th of November I’m sure many PC enthusiasts are looking to upgrade to one these powerful new CPU’s. As proven with previous AMD Ryzen generations these CPUs tend to be very responsive to faster memory and we also know they will be compatible with super fast Gen 4 SSDs.

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Patriot is one of the global leaders when it comes to high-performance storage and memory and the company has over 30 years of experience. In 2007 Patriot created the Viper Gaming brand to give gamers the performance and reliability they need from these vital components. Over 10 years later Viper Gaming is a well-established brand that is well known for creating high-quality components for gamers worldwide.

What memory is best for Ryzen 5000?

AMD’s line up of Ryzen 5000 processors are destined to pack some extremely impressive performance. AMD showcased the High-end chips as having the best single-threaded CPU performance which makes them perfect for gamers. Thanks to a leaked slide we now also know what RAM speed is needed to get the most out of the new processors. The slide explains that the Infinity Fabric clock (fclk), memory controller clock (uclk), and memory clock (mclk) are configured in a 1:1:1 relationship. Therefore, the faster your RAM, the faster your processing speed. However, there is always a sweet spot as memory that is too fast can also increase latency. In the slide, it is stated DDR4 4000Mhz is now what you want to aim for in order to get the best performance from Ryzen.

Patriot Memory and Ryzen 5000

To clarify, if you’re looking to upgrade to Ryzen 5000 it will be well worth upgrading your memory to go along with it. Patriot Memory’s Viper Steel memory modules are designed with great performance in mind and are well suited to both AMD and Intel platforms.

The attractive aluminium heat spreader creates a sleek steel-look inside your system and will easily match other components. You’re not paying extra for RGB lighting and Viper steel is built from high-quality materials and hand-tested to ensure reliability and compatibility. To give you great peace of mind it’s also backed by a limited lifetime warranty. You can get Viper Steel in kits with speeds of up to 4400Mhz all with XMP 2.0 support for easy overclocking.


  • The capacity of 32GB comes as two 16GB sticks.
  • Base Frequency: 2133MHz
  • Base Timings: 15-15-15-36
  • Tested Frequency: 3200MHz
  • Tested Timings: 16-18-16-36
  • Tested Voltage: 1.35V
  • Best value for money and a high 16GB capacity means you have space for more memory.
Patriot Viper Steel 32GB


  • The capacity of 16GB comes as a kit of two 8GB sticks.
  • Base Frequency: 2133MHz
  • Base Timings: 15-15-15-36
  • Tested Frequency: 3600MHz
  • Tested Timings: 17-19-19-39
  • Tested Voltage: 1.35V
  • The best compromise between price and performance. The affordable pricing and good timings will pair well with the Ryzen 7 5800X or Ryzen 5 5600X.
Patriot Viper Steel 3600Mhz


  • Capacity: 16GB (2 x 8GB)
  • Base Frequency: 2133MHz
  • Base Timings: 15-15-15-36
  • Tested Frequency 1: 4000MHz
  • Tested Frequency 2: 3866MHz
  • Tested Timings: 19-19-19-39
  • Tested Voltage 1: 1.35V
  • Tested Voltage 2: 1.35V
  • The 4000Mhz speed is the perfect sweet spot for Ryzen 5000 and the Samsung B-Die ensures the best performance.
Patriot Viper steel 4000Mhz


  • 16GB capacity in two 8GB sticks.
  • Base Frequency: 2133MHz
  • Base Timings: 15-15-15-36
  • Tested Frequency 1: 4400MHz
  • Tested Frequency 2: 4266MHz
  • Tested Timings: 19-19-19-39
  • Tested Voltage 1: 1.45V
  • Tested Voltage 2: 1.35V
  • The fastest Viper steel memory available. Gives you headroom to tweak voltages, clock speed and timings. Also, great paired with Intel 10th gen processors.
Patriot Viper steel in system

What storage is best with Ryzen 5000?

AMD announced that Ryzen 5000 processors will be compatible with existing X570 and B550 motherboards. One of the huge benefits of both chipsets is PCI Express 4.0 compatibility. PCIe 4.0 has higher bandwidth and higher data transfer rate which allows for super-fast M.2 storage. Gen4 storage is perfect for reducing game loading times, improving streaming performance and transferring large files needed for video editing and other creative tasks. With modern consoles adopting fast SSD storage more games will take advantage of the technology making it a worthwhile upgrade.

Patriot Viper’s VP4100 storage drives have been assembled with Phison’s powerful E16 controller for stability you can depend on across graphics-heavy tasks and action-packed gaming sessions. With the VP4100 you can experience quicker start-up times, immediate access to files, and solid multitasking capabilities. This PCIe M.2 SSD is made to be reliable, low-profile and easy-to-install.

The external thermal sensor means you can keep an eye on the temperature throughout intensive gaming sessions and demanding workloads. The drive is backed by a 5-year patriot warranty so you can enjoy the excellent speed and take advantage of Ryzen 5000’s PCIe 4.0 capabilities.


  • Low profile heatshield design creates an attractive sleek look.
  • Advanced Wear Leveling to prolong the service life.
  • Operating Temperature: 0 ~ 70°C
  • Sequential Read (Crystaldisk mark): up to 5,000MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Crystaldisk mark): up to 4,400MB/s
  • Plenty of space for large games and your copy of Windows OS.
Patriot Viper VPN4100


  • Phison E16 Series Controller
  • DRAM Cache of 2GB
  • External Thermal sensor
  • Advanced Wear Leveling for good reliability.
  • Operating Temperature: 0 ~ 70°C
  • Sequential Read (Crystaldisk mark): up to 5,000MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Crystaldisk mark): up to 4,400MB/s
  • Plenty of space for all of the latest games like Cyberpunk 2077, Assasin’s Creed Valhalla, Watchdogs, Baldur’s Gate 3 and more!
Patriot Viper VPN4100 PC

Gen4 SSDs can be much more expensive than their PCIe 3.0 counterparts. Despite their slightly slower read and write speeds Gen3 drives will still get within a couple of seconds when it comes to Game loading times. If you’re creating a more budget conscious build but still want a sleek, high performance M.2 SSD it’s well worth taking a look at Patriots VPN100 storage drives.

Viper Gaming’s VPN100 NVME M.2 SSD delivers the perfect combination of ultra-fast speeds and multi-tasking capabilities. It is up to 5x faster than SATA SSDs and is great for content creators, 3D modellers, gamers and professionals. The VPN100 improves productivity and makes helps to make your PC more responsive with faster file transfers and increased performance. The external thermal sensor reduces the risk of overheating and the built-in aluminium heat shield eliminates performance drops thanks to its excellent heat dissipation. You can purchase the VPN100 in a few sizes ranging from 256GB to 2TB depending on your requirements and budget.


  • Phison E12 Controller
  • DRAM Cache: 512MB
  • Operating Temperature – 0° ~ 70°C
  • Sequential Read (Crystaldiskmark): up to 3,000MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Crystaldiskmark): up to 1,000MB/s
  • Use this drive for your OS and most-used apps and games for a fast and responsive PC.
Viper M.2 drive


  • Phison E12 Controller
  • DRAM Cache: 512MB
  • Operating Temperature – 0° ~ 70°C
  • Sequential Read (Crystaldiskmark): up to 3,400MB/s
  • Sequential Write (Crystaldiskmark): up to 3200MB/s
  • Comes with fast read and write speeds for great performance and there’s plenty of space for large files and games.
Viper M.2 drive in PC

Remember that Ryzen 5000 is launching on November the 5th and these processors are said to have the best single-core performance available! If you’re a gamer, streamer, creative or professional it’s well worth considering an upgrade. In addition, ensure you get the best performance by improving your memory and storage at the same time. To see all of Patriots products at Overclockers UK you can head HERE.

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