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