reported that Digitimes Asia, DDR5 memory prices are expected to plummet in the second half of 2022 and continue to fall in 2023. DDR5 contract prices he reportedly dropped 20% in July, with the chip vendor starting to “offload” his entry-level DDR5 chips and lowering the prices of his DDR5 modules for consumers. is set. Channel distributors outnumber memory module manufacturers.
Prices will continue to fall rapidly in the second half of 2022, reaching a “sweet spot” in 2023, according to DigiTimes. Falling DDR5 prices are also expected to boost DDR5 adoption. This is in addition to his DDR5’s rapid price cuts this year.Unfortunately these sources don’t give an optimal pricing for DDR5 but the optimal price is between his current DDR4 pricing and I expect it to be close, if not the same.
There’s no better time to drop DDR5 prices. With the release of AMD’s DDR5-only Ryzen 7000 series processors, DDR5 will soon become a highly sought-after item. The low price will also help AMD stay competitive with Intel’s cheaper DDR4-supporting Alder Lake and Raptor Lake alternatives.
Nonetheless, even Intel will benefit from DDR5 price cuts. Intel has already supported DDR5 on Alder Lake for almost a year now, but due to pricing issues, most of Intel’s user base is sticking with DDR4 instead of moving to his DDR5.
As demand for DDR5 rises and prices drop, we can expect new buyers from Intel to follow suit and buy faster DDR5 memory kits instead of DDR4 kits. This is a great fit for Intel as the Alder Lake architecture can take advantage of the huge bandwidth upgrades of DDR5 for various workloads.
Currently, DDR5 prices are already very low compared to late 2021 prices. DDR5 Memory Baseline 4800MHz 32GB Dual Channel Kit Cost $149.99 (opens in new tab) At the time of this writing, high-frequency kits cost about as much as DDR4 did when memory was scarce a few years ago. For example, the price of his 32GB 6000MHz kit with fairly tight CL36 timings is $239.99. (opens in new tab)
For reference, just 9 months ago DDR5 prices were at least double those prices, with high-end kits costing $800-900+. DDR5 prices are expected to continue to fall throughout 2023, according to sources, who say prices will drop again as quickly as they did in 2021.