DDR5 price tags will fall rapidly as the rest of 2022 rolls onwards
According to the component rumor mill, the cost of DDR5 RAM will decrease extremely quickly. According to a report by DigiTimes which we’d take with a grain of salt because the industry sources cited might be on the wrong end of the memory stick, DDR5 price tags will drop significantly as 2022 progresses. According to the sources, DDR5 RAM was formerly three times as expensive as DDR4, but the market has since corrected to more like double that price for manufacturers selling memory chips. Selling DDR5 RAM at retail is now reportedly “nearly a money-losing operation.”
DDR5 contract prices decreased by 20% in the manufacturing sector, compared to a 10% to 15% decline for DDR4, and additional reductions in DDR5 pricing are anticipated in 2023. In fact, the research predicts that costs for DDR5 RAM will be at their “sweet spot” in 2019. DDR5 price tags have already significantly decreased this year, so the announcement of further decreases will undoubtedly be welcomed by consumers. Those who buy a new computer with an Intel Alder Lake CPU, as well as the Raptor Lake and AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs that are expected later this year, will be able to use DDR5.
Naturally, this is the trajectory that is anticipated when a new RAM standard is launched, as it was with the introduction of DDR4. The RAM is first exorbitantly priced, but after that, the price drops to a more reasonable amount (not to mention faster-performing modules are brought in, too, as the tech matures). How much of a price drop can we expect for DDR5? The sweet spot for 2023 has been mentioned, so it would be excellent to see pricing normalize down more to DDR4 levels the following year.
With Black Friday coming up soon and these supposed price drops on the horizon, we wouldn’t rule out the possibility of some pretty good deals on DDR5 memory.