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DRAM Pricing Collapses

iSuppli said that 2 GB DDR3 module currently carries a contract price of about $21, down from more than $44 in June 2010. 2GB DDR2 memory is also selling in the $21 range, down from about $39 in June. The company said that DDR3 prices are falling at a faster rate as the technology accounts for the majority of the market (60%).

“DRAM prices in general have been affected by soft PC demand - especially during the first half of 2010 - as well as by greater supply of commodity memory following a solid increase in bit shipments during the second half,” iSuppli said. “That lethal combination of falling demand and growing supply has coalesced to place a great deal of pressure on DRAM ASPs.”

PC manufacturers are expected to be taking advantage of this market and load more memory into their products. iSuppli said that DRAM content per PC grew by 24% in 2010 and should add more than 33% this year.

  • burnley14
    Pretty soon RAM disks are going to become the norm once RAM gets even cheaper. I can't wait for that day . . .
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  • 11796pcs
    Yeah, I just bought 8GB of Corsair RAM for like $110. It was a steal... I should have bought 16GB.
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  • TidalWaveOne
    What the heck... I just posted a comment and it's not here... quite annoying.... fix your tech probs please!
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  • techcurious
    burnley14Pretty soon RAM disks are going to become the norm once RAM gets even cheaper. I can't wait for that day . . .
    RAM Disks... drool..
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  • dark_lord69
    I might have to upgrade to 16GB.
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  • enzo matrix
    11796pcsYeah, I just bought 8GB of Corsair RAM for like $110. It was a steal... I should have bought 16GB.Seriously? I'm in Canada where all prices are higher than in the states and I've seen 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz (Gskill) for as low as $70 on sale. Not on sale without any MIR, I've seen 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz (Mushkin) as low as $85. If I look at corsair only? 2x4GB 1333MHz for $94.82. You got ripped off.
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  • Pawessum16
    Enzo MatrixSeriously? I'm in Canada where all prices are higher than in the states and I've seen 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz (Gskill) for as low as $70 on sale. Not on sale without any MIR, I've seen 2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz (Mushkin) as low as $85. If I look at corsair only? 2x4GB 1333MHz for $94.82. You got ripped off.Not every buys basic value ram you know
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  • Pawessum16
    pawessum16Not everyone buys basic value ram you know
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  • Travis Beane
    pawessum16Not every buys basic value ram you knowSome would prefer quantity over quality. :)
    6x4GB for $250 anyone?

    I'm just waiting for them to have another excuse to bring the prices up again. I think they enjoyed $20-30/GB RAM for too long. This $7-10/GB for budget RAM may be good for us, but I imagine Samsung and the such don't like it one bit.
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  • zybch
    Hmmm, anyone remember the Toshiba production line stall thing from about a month ago (due to a power spike or something) which all the tech pundits and sites claimed would push RAM prices through the stratosphere?
    What the hell happened to that then?
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