DDR5 RAM prices dropped 20% last May

Deepak Gupta June 5, 2022
Updated 2022/06/05 at 10:03 AM

The technology has suffered greatly from the chip shortage spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and also more recently by Russia’s war against Ukraine. As a result, in addition to the lack of equipment on store shelves, the price of products has also become significantly more expensive in various areas, from graphics cards to automotive chips.

However, amidst the chaos, there is also good news. According to the latest information, the price of DDR5 RAM has dropped by as much as 20% last May. But not everything is roses.

DDR5 memory price dropped 20%

At recent news indicate that the price of DDR5 RAM has dropped by 20% last May. This is really good news for the technology market, especially for all those who are thinking about purchasing these memory modules.

However, even with this drop, these chips still present a marked value for each Gigabyte, namely in a low-end model, such as the popular DDR5-4800 CL40 which is currently one of the most affordable options, but also slower, which is available on the market. Thus, the value of these memories, with 32 GB of capacity, ranges from 200 euros and can easily exceed 600 euros, at least in Portugal, depending on the model.

As already mentioned here, the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors will only support DDR5 RAM memories, which will certainly promote the acquisition of these chips. Thus, it is good that users who want to buy the new CPUs from the North American company, are prepared to pay a little more for these memories, compared to the cost of DDR4.

In short, although the price of DDR5 has in fact dropped, the truth is that the price drops are slight, leaving the chips still with high prices. Nor is the value of these memories expected to become accessible in the short term.

In turn, next year 2023, Intel will launch the new 14th generation Meteor Lake processors, which will only use DDR5 memories. And Pat Gelsinger's company hopes that by the end of this year, the prices of these memories will be affordable enough to spark consumer interest.

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