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TrendForce: Consumer DRAM Pricing to Increase 20% in 2Q2021 Due to Increased Demand


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According to TrendForce, we technology enthusiasts will have other rising prices to contend with throughout 2021, adding to the already ballooning discrete GPU and latest-gen CPUs from the leading manufacturer. The increased demand due to the COVID pandemic stretched the usual stocks to their limits, and due to the tremendous, multiple-month lead times between semiconductor orders and their fulfillment from manufacturers, the entire supply infrastructure was spread too thin for the increased worldwide needs. This leads to increased component pricing, which in turn leads to higher ASP pricing for DRAM. Adding to that equation, of course, is the fact that companies are now more careful, and are placing bigger orders so as to be able to weather these sudden demand changes.

TrendForce says that DRAM pricing has already increased 3-8% in 1Q2021, and that market adjustments will lead to an additional increase somewhere between 13-18% for contract pricing. Server pricing is projected to increase by 20%; graphics DRAM is expected to increase 10-15% in the same time-span, thus giving us that strange stomach churn that comes from having to expect even further increases in graphics card end-user pricing; and overall DRAM pricing for customers is expected to increase by 20% due to the intensifying shortages. What a time to be a system builder.

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Looks like i will keep my current system forever!
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Great another hassle for us that need a new pc. Luckily I got memory for my systems last year before ram prises also begin to clime.

To kits of G.Skill Trident Z Royal 3600 mz CL14 in gold and silver.

But dosent help on the fact that Zen 3 and gpu's are just as expensive or hard to get. So even though I have memory ready, is still lag cpu and gpu to complete my build

So yeah this is pretty much how I feel about the whole hardware situation:
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New plan. New build 5 years from now, hopefully if things have returned to pre-covid prices and availability.

That would make my system about 10 years old :)
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The world every time I start making plans for an upgrade:

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Please shoot trendforce for sowing panic. If I'm not mistaken, this is a criminal offense, then they are criminals! :D
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Hmm maybe time to buy another B-die kit and move up to 32GB from 16GB.
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I saw this in late November/early December and panic bought a second 16gb 3200c14 kit lol..
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Thankfully my PS5 is about to arrive. Needed a new PC badly, but for the first time in 25 years I Will go full console.

I dont see this situation improving any soon. Will try again when Next generation comes, around 2026. I'm settled now.

I am sure this Will have a massive negative impact on PC AAA gaming and it could Crash like in 2005-2009, when devs didnt release their games on PC, etc. Rip
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Saw this right when it was posted. Went immediately to see prices and see if there was anything in the stores where I live...to late! Everything increased by 20 - 30%...what was left...

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Please shoot trendforce for sowing panic. If I'm not mistaken, this is a criminal offense, then they are criminals! :D
In what geographic place do you think this is "criminal" and where did you get your law degree? and advocating for violence against TrendForce isn't a good look on your part.
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In what geographic place do you think this is "criminal" and where did you get your law degree? and advocating for violence against TrendForce isn't a good look on your part.
Do you see a emo on end of comment :D
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DRAM prices... ok.
GDDR prices... there's no need to worry. It's not possible to buy a graphics card anyway. :slap:
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