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Analysts predict that by early 2023 the gap in the price of DDR4- and DDR5-memory will become insignificant

Analysts predict that by early 2023 the gap in the price of DDR4- and DDR5-memory will become insignificant

Contract prices for DDR5, which only for July decreased by 20%, will continue to fall until the end of this year, reports DigiTimes, citing sources related to the memory module manufacturers.
They believe that by the end of the current - early next year, prices will approach the optimal point (sweet spot), when the gap between chips DDR5 and DDR4 leveled.Image source: skhynix.comSources of Taiwan resource note that the supply of DDR5 chips in 2021 were limited due to lack of other components - logic and circuit power management, which caused a significant rise in price next-generation memory modules.
Now we see the reverse processes: the reduction of the components deficit and the low consumer demand for PCs and consumer electronics, amid negative macroeconomic factors in the 2nd quarter of 2022 led to a decrease in contract prices for DDR5 chips - in July alone they fell in price by 10-15% compared to DDR4.
Therefore, the expansion of production will be gradual, given the threats posed by stagnant demand.
All of these processes will certainly have a beneficial effect on the DRAM market for the consumer in 2023.
However, the spread of DDR5 in the PC segment is expected to be slower than in the areas of industrial and server equipment - prices will still be considered high.

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