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Windows 7: DDR3 prices going down real hard

29 Apr 2009   #1
johngalt

 
DDR3 prices going down real hard

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DDR3 prices going down real hard
By Hilbert Hagedoorn, April 29, 2009 - 7:15 PM




Samsung has recently started offering 2GB DDR3 parts at a lower price to some first-tier PC vendors. The site heard these DDR3 modules are just $1 more expensive than same-capacity DDR2 modules.
In order to push the migration to DDR3, the computer-memory giant is capable of narrowing down the price gap between mainstream DDR2 modules and its successor from US$3-5 to only US$1, indicated the sources. Samsung's moves to promote DDR3 at attractive prices are imposing a big challenge to Hynix Semiconductor, Micron Technology and Elpida Memory, as well as Taiwan's financially-troubled DRAM suppliers, the sources commented.
The sources have expressed concerns that Samsung's possible dominance in the DDR3 market may interrupt rivals' product roadmaps [via ]Samsung said to push DDR3 by offering low prices.
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29 Apr 2009   #2
TechOutsider

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As long as the quality doesn't take a hit because of the pressure Samsung is putting on its providers for cheaper parts.
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29 Apr 2009   #3
johngalt

 

Pretty sure that will be a result of it....
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30 Apr 2009   #4
skunksmash

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good......

maybe it will have a knock on effect for the already pretty cheap DDR2......






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01 May 2009   #5
johngalt

 

lol - good point.

However, I am already in the building stages of my i7 box, so DDR3 is a must.

Just read the reviews on OCZ 2000 MHz CAS7 RAM over at Guru3D - Wow.

Just, wow.
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