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[ITW] Price of DRAM plunges to all-time low of around $1

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February 22, 2012, 1:45 PM — Prices of DDR3 DRAM memory used in laptops and desktops have dipped to an all-time low of around US$1, and will continue to fall, which could help PC makers pack more memory into computers, analysts said.

Average prices for predominant 2Gb (gigabit) DDR3 DRAM die hit the $1 mark during the first quarter, which is a massive drop from the average price of roughly $2.25 for the same memory in the first quarter last year, according to research firm iSuppli. A 4GB (gigabyte) DRAM module was priced between $18 and $20 at the end of 2011, a precipitous drop from $40 at the end of 2010.

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post #2 of 31
Lies! ...or I'm just sad for being stuck with DDR2 right now.
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Guess those rumors about DDR4 coming to 2014 made an impact on the prices of DDR3.
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I just checked, those are like the cake... lies.

8GB is not $1 Even the cheapest 1GB stick I can find are not $1





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I just checked, those are like the cake... lies.
8GB is not $1 Even the cheapest 1GB stick I can find are not $1
tongue.gif wake me when DDR4 stick comes out

did you not read the article.. 1Gb != 1GB, 1Gb = 128MB

Wake me up when Rambus XDR2 comes out for PCs wink.gif
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Originally Posted by wilykat View Post

I just checked, those are like the cake... lies.
8GB is not $1 Even the cheapest 1GB stick I can find are not $1
tongue.gif wake me when DDR4 stick comes out

They say it costs 1$ per die, there are at least 8 dies per stick. most commonly 16 dies are present.
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32GB of ram incoming tongue.gif
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Too bad if you're building a new rig all that money you'd be saving is being dumped into the hard drive, heh! i remember in 2005 I bought 2GB of Kingston value DDR RAM for about $180.00, my word.
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Guys, ill just leave this here...

http://www.dramexchange.com/
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Great pricing! Time to stock up on some good DDR3-1600 or 1866 then!

(I'm using 1333 which is fine for my i5 760, but I plan to go SB eventually, so I'll want some RAM with some elbow room)
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