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Over the past six months, DDR5 modules have become significantly cheaper on the world market

Prices for DDR5 memory modules are still much higher than for DDR4 memory, but have fallen to more or less acceptable levels over the past six months. This was reported by the portal Tom’s Hardware, which analyzed the proposals of the largest American stores selling computer equipment – Newegg and Amazon.

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It is very logical that low-speed DDR5 modules with high timings are more affordable. In this case, the price for 1 GB of memory will be about $ 6-7 or $ 120-130 for a set of two modules with a total capacity of 16 GB. This is much less than the price that sellers asked for the memory of the new standard at the start of its sales. Kits cheaper than $ 500-1000 were not available at the time. Fortunately, the manufacturers of DDR5 memory chips are optimizing its production, the shortage of components is weakening and it is natural that the modules of the new memory standard are starting to get cheaper. At the same time, Tom’s Hardware notes that lower prices are observed not only in the United States but also in Europe. The data is confirmed by the German portal ComputerBase, which reports that the average price per gigabyte of DDR5 memory in the European market has fallen to almost € 5.

In the US, 16 GB of DDR5 memory kits are available under the Crucial, Kingston and Patriot brands. Variants with 4800 MHz and CL40 timings can be purchased for $ 110-120. Faster kits with 5200-5600 MHz and CL40-CL36 timings can be purchased for $ 120-180. Kits with two 16 GB DDR5 rails (32 GB in total) with a frequency of 5200 to 5600 MHz and timings CL34-CL36 can be found for less than $ 250.

    Image source: Tom's Hardware

Image source: Tom’s Hardware

For the opportunity to buy even faster modules with a frequency of 6000 MHz and timings CL32-CL36 will have to pay more than $ 300. It is still very expensive, but much cheaper than it was a few months ago. For example, back in December last year, a set of RAM G. Skill Trident Z DDR5-6000 CL36 at 32 GB was offered for $ 4,000 (four thousand dollars). In January, its price fell to $ 800. And today the same memory and even with lower delays can be found “only” for $ 380.

It is possible that before the release of Ryzen 7000 processors, which will work exclusively with DDR5, memory modules will become even cheaper.

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