Saturday, January 26th 2008

DDR3 Price Premium Over DDR2 to Shrink to 10% This Year

According to DigiTimes, Intel's aggressive DDR3 strategy and DRAM makers approval of what's going on may result in a less than 10% price gap between DDR3 and DDR2 in the second half of 2008. Some DRAM makers believe that DDR3 will grow its role more obviously in 2008, after seeing DDR2 remain the mainstream memory standard for several years. The relatively high price premium of DDR3 over DDR2 so far has however discouraged PC OEMs to migrate. The price gap should shrink more noticeably this year, due to the aggressive push by Intel. The DRAM makers expect some PC vendors will be subsidized by Intel to migrate to DDR3-based platforms, and this should help encourage the entire industry to migrate accordingly. Some PC vendors will also introduce DDR3-based only systems in the second half of the year. As DRAM makers are expected to speed up their pace over DDR3 production, the price premium between the two standards is expected to shrink to 10% in the second half of the year.Source: DigiTimes
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Wile E
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erocker said:
Running mine at DDR 550 with cas 3 timings doesn't come close to being "smoked" by DDR2 800.
No, but I bet my 1200MHz CAS5 smokes em.
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