Try calculating the price pr. bandwidth. E.g. £ pr. MB/s. Then the price difference is very small, since you get twice the bandwidth with DDR RAM.
DDR RAM does require more refined production technology and it is therefore naturally more expensive. Futher, price on computer parts have always been high when something is new. But when production technology is streamlined for high quantity the price drops rapidly.
In essense, all markets are controlled by the demand of the consumers. The higher demand, the faster the production technology will be refined to reduce the price.
In my opinion, DDR RAM is reasonably priced considering the benefits.
go to komplett.co.uk. (http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?action=info&p=15522&...)last time i checked u could get 512 of pc2100 for £88.72.u can get 512 of pc2700 for £92ish.it really is worth it and you do get what you pay for with memory.ddr is much much better from my experience and you will notice the difference.
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The main reason for the price difference is that PC-133 is being phased out. Companies are dumping their old stock and building up their new DDR stock. Right now the supply is exceeding the demand, so the price drops.
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