Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 19, 2015

DDR4 Memory Down Nearly 40% In 6 Months, Expected To Continue

Lower demand and thinner fabrication processes have resulted in falling prices for memory that include DDR4, which "cost less than DDR3 modules cost a year ago and continue to get more affordable."

There are two key reasons why computer memory is getting more affordable. Firstly, demand for DRAM is not high these days. Secondly, makers of memory chips are transiting to thinner process technologies, effectively increasing their output. Since supply exceeds demand, prices are getting lower. Sales of personal computers as well as tablets dropped this year, which decreased demand for DRAM by the industry.