The price of DDR4 memory is increasing

The price of DDR4 memory is increasing

The price of DDR4 memory is increasing

The price of DDR4 memory is increasing

 
In recent months the price of DDR4 memory has been increasing, after a continuous decrease in price since May 2015.  This increase in demand is due to the increasing DDR4 demand from the smartphone market and a reduced memory supply, which combined has increased the price for DDR4 memory chips.
 
In mid-August it was rumoured that a major DRAM manufacturer was forced t scrap over 30,000 silicon wafers, reducing DRAM supply, with predictions at the time already prediction price increases moving into Q3 of 2016. 
 
DDR4 DRAM has also recently been adopted by the smartphone market, being used in the Galaxy S7, the Google Pixel and many other recently released handsets, increasing demand for DDR4 and placing suppliers under strain.  

  

The price of DDR4 memory is increasing

 

Above is a graph from PCPartPicker, showcasing the recent increases in DDR4 DRAM prices since September. Right now it is unknown how the price of DDR4 memory will fluctuate in the coming months, though it is likely that demand for DDR4 memory will only continue to increase. 

 

You can join the discussion on the price of DDR4 memory on the OC3D Forums

 

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27-10-2016, 11:22:28

Chrazey
Good thing the ones in the pic were on a small sale on one of my PC sites, so sending mines back and getting the cheaper (on sales) one instead. Yet exactly the same memory Quote

27-10-2016, 11:27:52

WYP
Main thing is that is pays to shop around, as some stores will no doubt be using older pricing.Quote

27-10-2016, 16:17:24

Dicehunter
I just got an extra 4x4GB of 3000MHz DDR4 for £75, Glad I did before the price hike Quote

27-10-2016, 20:07:45

Kushiro
Damn. Whats the Timings on those?

NVM I dont know why I saw 4x8GB haha

I have so many DDR4 memory kits laying around due to constant upgrades. Could my junk pile become a gold mine Quote

27-10-2016, 20:53:05

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Damn. Whats the Timings on those?

NVM I dont know why I saw 4x8GB haha

I have so many DDR4 memory kits laying around due to constant upgrades. Could my junk pile become a gold mine
If you don't mind i'd love to go and mine some DDR4.. finders keepers and allQuote
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