The latest TrendForce report tries to answer the question of what exactly awaits the memory market in these uncertain times we find ourselves. DRAM sales prices are estimated to decline by an average of 5% in the second quarter of this year, due to large inventories and limited demand in the electronics market.
Most of the RAM will fail. Only DDR3 bones are to wait for increases
Getting straight to the point, the mobile and server market is said to have the same demand for memory, so in the second quarter of 2022 their price is expected to drop by up to five percent. It will be much better on the computer market, because the price drops are estimated at 5-8%, but at the same time we can worry about the prices of graphics cards, because GDDR6 is to go up by up to 5%. This will be mainly influenced by Micron, which is to discontinue the supply of 8Gb GDDR6 memory chips used in various graphics cards.
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Interestingly, despite the downward trend on the DDR market, the older standard (DDR3) is expected to increase by 3-8% in Q2 2022 due to its discontinuation of production. This may affect the prices of routers or efficient SSDs, often using DDR3 memory. DDR4, in turn, is set to drop by 5%, while the popularity of DDR5 is increasing month by month.