DRAM Pricing Collapses

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techcurious

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[citation][nom]burnley14[/nom]Pretty soon RAM disks are going to become the norm once RAM gets even cheaper. I can't wait for that day . . .[/citation]

RAM Disks... drool..
 

enzo matrix

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[citation][nom]11796pcs[/nom]Yeah, I just bought 8GB of Corsair RAM for like $110. It was a steal... I should have bought 16GB.[/citation]
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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[citation][nom]Enzo Matrix[/nom]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.[/citation]
Not every buys basic value ram you know
 

Travis Beane

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[citation][nom]pawessum16[/nom]Not every buys basic value ram you know[/citation]
Some 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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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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Just bought 8 gigs for $80...amazing deals are out now. Loads of decent or good 2x2GB sets can be had for $50. 8 gigs is well within $80-120 range now. I remember when i bought my 8 gigs, 4 gig sets cost that much!
 

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The reason it is happening is because RAM is undergoing ongoing die shrinks, as such it costs half as much to produce every few months.

Trust me, Samsung and better off moving inventory as soon as it cools, it'll be worth even less in 18 months time.


In a few years 64GB of RAM will be normal in desktop computers.
 

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[citation][nom]Scott2010au[/nom]In a few years 64GB of RAM will be normal in desktop computers.[/citation]
And people will still be using Windows 32 bit lol
 

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Ive been holding off upgrading from my AM2+ Asus M3A78 pro until the price of 2x4gb modules fell considerably. Tbh it doesn't feel like an upgrade going from 4 x 2gb modules to 2 x 2gb modules which would be a third of the upgrade costs. Luckly I'm able to drop a phenom II 955 into my old board and will replace it once BD boards arrive provided phenom II performace in them isn't adversely affected. Fingers crossed for SLI too (Using Nvidia cards folding and want 3 monitors) otherwise Ill probably just pick up an AM3 board with lucid hydra on it and look to jump to ivy bridge if it offers a nice increase in performance.

Also what happened with the rumours of the feud between north and south Korea could force prices up? Did anything come of that or was it empty scaremongering?
 

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I really doubt North Korea could do anything to impact RAM prices on a global market, they're not just produced by Samsung in South Korea dude.

Plus these days everything is moving towards sub 32nm fabrication, with 300mm wafers (and soon 450mm wafers) which will push prices down considerably more.
 

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No but samsung accounts for a majority share of nand flash Fabrication especially used in the SSD market. A loss of production sends companies like OCZ, HTC (smart phones are another major user), Apple, Corsair etc to buy other competing products. Some of those companies can't ramp up Fabrication by clicking their fingers and thus you get a shortage and increasing of pricing.
 
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It takes aprox. 6 to 8 weeks to complete a ram chip wafer in a production facility. This is why even if another company has the capacity, the production ramp will not be felt immediately.
 
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