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Extreme DDR5 RAM prices might come down as early as Q1 2022, with TrendForce report predicting a 5-8 percent price decline

DDR5 modules like this one from Corsair could start getting cheaper as early as Q1 2022 (Image source: Corsair)
DDR5 modules like this one from Corsair could start getting cheaper as early as Q1 2022 (Image source: Corsair)
According to a report by TrendForce, global DDR5 prices are set to finally start coming down over the next several months. The report states that both DDR5 and DDR4 modules will get 8-10 percent cheaper by Q1 2022.

According to a report by TrendForce, global DRAM prices are set to come down over the next few months. By Q1 2022, the report predicts that DDR5 RAM modules will see their prices decline by as much as 8 percent. With DDR5 kits selling for US$300 and up, this might not seem like much.

However, the underlying reason for the price decline appears to be increased availability. TrendForce states that DRAM manufacturers have been switching excess mobile DRAM capacity over to desktop DDR5 and DDR4 production thanks to an even more pronounced fall in mobile RAM pricing.

This means that the DDR5 supply situation is steadily getting better. Even the nominal decline in DDR5 pricing is in the 5-8 percent range as mentioned in the report, this raises the possibility that demand-driven pricing from resellers might come down.

At present, resellers are scalping limited DDR5 kits for US$1000 or even more.  It isn't clear at the moment, but better DDR5 supply and an overall decline in global DRAM pricing mean that Alder Lake PC builders might start finding reasonable DDR5 kits that don't cost more than an entire prebuilt PC. 

Check out the Crucial CT32G48C40U5 DDR5 RAM kit here on Amazon.

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TrendForce (via 3DNews.ru)

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-12-15 (Update: 2021-12-15)