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The only thing I can't make sense of is that Haswell is supposed to use DDR4. And if it's not, then this price increase is only gonna hurt sales of it, making more people stay put till DDR4 becomes available.

It's just not making sense yet.
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Originally Posted by un-midas touch View Post

The only thing I can't make sense of is that Haswell is supposed to use DDR4. And if it's not, then this price increase is only gonna hurt sales of it, making more people stay put till DDR4 becomes available.

It's just not making sense yet.

DDR4 is only being used for Haswell Xeons. You would have to wait for Broadwell or Skylake before it shows up for the consumer market.
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Oh. Ok. Well, then, I apologize for triggering everyone's paranoia.
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I bought 2x 8gb corsair vegeance back over the summer for $108 now it is only 126 from tiger. Not that bad still. 16.6% increase.
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I think I got in at a good time with my RAM then. In 2010 I bought 16GB @1600MHz of G.Skill ram for $340, last December I bought 32GB @ 1886MHz of G.Skill for $180. I'm pretty much set with this ram now until DDR4 if need be.
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post #36 of 47
I really hope the retail prices on RAM don't go up in the next month. Late next month is when I'll be buying my new RAM kit.
It's this one for reference http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=514

Unfortunately NCIX seems to have it on back order, and the stores which do have it price it higher than them. Arrrg. mad.gif
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Apparently factories are switching from desktop RAM to mobile device RAM so I don't think RAM will get cheaper.
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I bought 2 kits of 4gb x 2 (16gb) of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 for $40 total in October. thumb.gif
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No, it's very much insane. You're literally a raving lunatic. Many companies got out of RAM? Only a handful left? From the start there were only a handful of RAM manufacturers, most of the OEMs you see selling branded RAM buy the parts from manufacturers, assemble them, and sell them. They're not even relevant to what the article is talking about. The article is talking about those handfuls of DRAM chip and PCB manufacturers and how they've repurposed their manufacturing power to produce parts for ultramobile devices (smartphones and tablets) and embedded systems. Yea, the prices will probably rise because the manufacturers are going to switch production to produce more desktop/laptop RAM as the article stated. Not that you would know much less even notice, since only OEMs would know the actual prices of RAM for smartphones and tablets; there is no such thing as DIY smartphone parts. It's bad enough you have paranoid delusions, you're uneducated and ignorant too.

there were 6 I can think of Hynix, Infineon, Micron, Samsung, Qimonda, and Elpida

now there are 3 qimonda is gone, and micron bought elpida.
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I bought 2 kits of 4gb x 2 (16gb) of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 for $40 total in October. thumb.gif

Haw. That's the exact RAM I have in my system.
8 GB wasn't quite enough and it was pretty cheap, so I got 16 GB of temp memory till I filled out the rest of the build. biggrin.gif
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