The continuous decline in sales of personal computers is beginning to affect the sale of DRAM chips. According to analysts’ reports, despite their increased demand in China, their prices have been falling for several months, and in the following quarters we can expect further reductions.
If you are going to expand the RAM on your computer, it is worth to wait for some more as the module prices have been falling for several months, and experts from DRAMeXchange predict that the coming months will bring further price declines. Chinese.
The average contract price of the 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMM module in the second half of September dropped to $ 18.5 (down 2.63%), while the average price of the 4GB DDR4 SO-DIMM module dropped to $ 20 (4.76% drop). For comparison, in July, one 4GB DDR4 SO-DIMM module cost $ 24.5, and $ 27 in May.
The drop in memory prices is expected to be lower than expected in the third quarter of this year, mainly due to the free upgrade to Windows 10. The forecasts for smartphone and server shipments are also falling, as memory vendors are also feeling strongly.
Another problem is the transition to 20 nm manufacturing technology, which in turn will increase the performance of memory chips, thus causing a further fall in prices. Further reductions can force Samsung, which has already passed the 18 nm process since last year.
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