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DRAM Source Sorcery Cites Sites For 30% Price Hike In 2020

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In a pattern that has emerged over the course of several months, industry analysts expect a 30% increase in memory pricing over the next year. Though one of the better analysis for the pricing turnaround is now five weeks old, analysts have been increasingly sounding the alarm as we approach year’s end.

In the face of all this urgency, two things remain clear: Memory manufacturers tend to pull back on supply when they start losing money, and months can pass before the impact of those shortages reach consumers. And, with 32GB of consumer DDR4-3200 selling for as little as $99, it’s never been a better time to upgrade.

With multiple manufacturers jockeying for position, supply and demand is never a sure thing. The impact of Chinese home-brewed DRAM has yet to be felt, but if history is any indicator, a race to the bottom could squeeze manufacturers of the best ICs out of the market. And that would mean that it’s never been a better time to buy top quality performance DRAM at any capacity.

  • hannibal
    So ”good times” of dram prices Are over soon...
    Sigh...
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  • Crashman
    hannibal said:
    So ”good times” of dram prices Are over soon...
    Sigh...
    Most signs point towards a gradual but dramatic price increase until other factors (Chinese DRAM) kick in to push quality in the wrong direction.
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  • hannibal
    The Chinese ram production seems to consentrate slower speed ram (at first) so I Expect that speed of 2400 and so on ram will indeed come down a quite a lot. High speed memory... not so much or at least it will take quite a long time untill we see cheaper 3600 and above speed ram at lower price.
    Reading about chinese ram manufacturing has shown that it is not too easy to make ram modules, as there Are some significant delays in there.
    I personally hope that new smaller node ram modules can sustain the ram prices at desent levels, but yeah... from now on it does not look too good.
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