DRAM prices have been on the decline pretty heavy this year. Late last year 32GB of DDR4 would have cost you upwards of $250 at the beginning of the year. Since then that same RAM would cost you almost 50% less. Now, prices are expected to fall yet again by another 25% by the end of the year. These figures are expected to reflect across all flavors of DRAM including DDR4 desktop memory as well as GDDR6 and GDDR5 memory found in modern graphics cards.
The reason behind this next price drop are likely due to the trade war between the US and China, in particular the ban of Huawei products. With large companies who rely on trades to China are now experiencing turbulence, we’re not seeing an increase of DRAM inventories from US based companies. This information comes via DRAMeXchange, a market trend analysis division from Trendforce.
Now, starting in Q3, we’re likely to see a 15% dip in DRAM pricing on top of already historically low prices. Q4 of this year will likely yield another 10% decrease. Come 2020, DRAMeXchange expects prices to rise again, so time your upgrades accordingly! We will, of course, provide details as to price adjustments as they are released.