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DDR3 RAM prices have gone down

When I first encountered the newer iterations of netbooks and ultraportables running on DDR3 RAM, I thought this faster RAM chips are sure to go down in prices.

Low-end CPUs/platforms that now support DDR3 memory include the Intel Atom N455, Atom N475, AMD Athlon Neo II K125 and Athlon Neo II K325.

Netbook manufacturers (including CPU makers like Intel and AMD) would not venture into offering their products with DDR3 if there’s no movement in pricing.

Sure enough, the current DDR3 RAM prices already closely match those of the DDR2 RAM:

2GB Kingston DDR3 SODIMM 1333 – Php2,340
2GB Transcend DDR3 SODIMM 1333 – Php2,270

The corresponding DDR2 RAM prices are just 5% cheaper than the DDR3. Not bad at all. I think it’s safe to say that DDR3 has gone mainstream.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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10 Responses

  1. Jiro Yan says:

    that’s cheap compare before.

  2. JP says:

    Kingston 2GB DDR3 sticks only cost 2050 at PCHUB.

  3. Fleeb says:

    I think it’s only in the Philippines (or perhaps just in the SEA region) that prices of DDR3 modules went down lately. It was on nearly price parity with DDR2 modules since last year :(

    Distributors again? Maybe? (Or those cheap parts don’t get sold here.)

  4. Rom says:

    Hi abe. Does this price drop include the ddr3 rams of the recent iMac? Thanks!

  5. Joshua M says:

    So DDR3 is cheaper than DDR2!? This is a disgrace! how are DDR2 SO-DIMM prices doing?

  6. sooner mas mahal pa and DDR2 like SDRAM story

  7. owh.. this is good news for people have dedicated for speed…

  8. Jepp says:

    Kala ko yung pag desktop na eh….

    Pero sana mag baba na din prices ng rams.

    Para makapag upgrade na ng System ;)

  9. Jepp says:

    Kala ko pang desktop na eh.

    Sana bumaba nadin yung pang desktop.

    para makapag upgrade na ;)

  10. Ted says:

    DDR2 1066 MEmory Modules are still high. Prices will go down as expected in following months.

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