RAM prices to drop by as much as 20% this quarter?

— 1:40 PM on January 26, 2007

Prices for DDR2 memory haven't decreased significantly in the past few months, but according to memory manufacturer Elpida, that's all about to change. DigiTimes says the firm predicts that DRAM prices as a whole will plunge by as much as 20% during the course of this quarter. Elipda says the 20% figure applies to OEM discounts, though, and that average selling prices aren't going to drop by more than 10%. Still, the company's estimates predict that 2GB DDR2-667 memory kits currently selling around the $200 mark could drop to $180 before the end of March. PC makers might be able to offer reduced prices on memory upgrades for their pre-built systems, as well.

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