DDR3 RAM price drops
When Intel launched the Core i7 procs, I asked Country Manager Ricky Banaag why the new systems only supported DDR3 RAM which is still pretty expensive. He replied that these will eventually go down. I didn’t expect it to be this soon but it looks like DDR3 RAMs are already on shelves and are going for affordable prices.
A recently published price list from PC Express indicated that a 1GB NCP DDR3 1333MHz RAM sells for Php1,870 while a 2GB Apacer DDR3 1066MHz RAM stick is priced at Php3,210. These prices are in the neighborhood of where the DDR2 RAMs a year ago.
Of course, DDR2 RAM prices have also gone down as well — a 1 GB DDR2 800MHz RAM from Kingston, Transcend and Apacer can be had for Php620 to Php660 a stick while the 2GB RAM modules cost only about Php1,020 to Php1,060.
At these rates, we’d be seeing desktop systems with 4GB of DDR2 RAM easily and while the DDR3 is still not that cheap, we should be seeing a lot of them slide down to better price point by next year.