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DRAM Contract Prices Decline in November

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DRAM contract prices continued their downward slide in November.

Prices fell about 3 percent in the second half, following a stable period in the first half of the month, DRAMeXchange said. 2 GB DDR3 modules were selling for an average of $8.75, while and 4GB versions averaged $15.25.

2 Gb chips sold for about $0.80 in the second half of the year, down from $0.83 earlier last month. Current prices are holding stable, selling for an average of $0.80, with lows of $0.78. Digitimes reported that it is unlikely that DRAM prices will be falling further.

The future for DRAM makers is uncertain as the PC marketing is in a slump and would need a substantial boost to entice PC makers to stock up on memory and increase their purchases. In a scenario pointed out by Digitimes, more PC makers will be focusing on non-PC products, which will impact the bit growth of DRAM memory: DRAM makers may ship only 30 percent more bit capacity than they did in 2012, Digitimes said.

 

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    xpeh , December 5, 2012 1:07 PM
    Just a little more and RAM will be free.
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    wannabepro , December 5, 2012 1:28 PM
    Just a little more and then RAM will be cheap enough for 128 GB RAM disks.
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    wanderer11 , December 5, 2012 1:38 PM
    wannabeproJust a little more and then RAM will be cheap enough for 128 GB RAM disks.

    Too bad mobos with that many RAM slots aren't getting any cheaper.
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    mrmaia , December 5, 2012 1:46 PM
    xpehJust a little more and RAM will be free.


    A bit further and they'll pay us to use DRAM.
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    hate machine , December 5, 2012 1:54 PM
    Remember earlier this year when everyone kept saying that DRAM prices would go back up... yea.
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    bak0n , December 5, 2012 2:35 PM
    When games, office suites and web surfing require more than 8 gb of ram, prices will rise again. Since the majority of the people do little more than that, that is.
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    tmk221 , December 5, 2012 6:55 PM
    bak0nWhen games, office suites and web surfing require more than 8 gb of ram, prices will rise again. Since the majority of the people do little more than that, that is.


    But games rarely requires 8gb of ram...
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    zeratul600 , December 5, 2012 7:10 PM
    oh but they will, world of warcraft doesnt consume more than 800 MB in ram, a flash game in mozilla could go up to 1GB so eventually games will require that much ram
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    tomfreak , December 5, 2012 11:42 PM
    well they could have ask the SSD to come out a SSD with DRAM as for caching. (much like HDD with SSD as caching) DRAM as caching would probably help reduce the SSD write cycle wear out.