DRAM Sales Revenue Up By 65 percent In 2017

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    As most of you know, there have been severe DRAM shortages on a global scale due to high demand and limited production. Though DRAM is obviously not limited to PCs, it is one of the reasons why DDR...

    DRAM Sales Revenue Up By 65 percent In 2017
     
  2. maddog55

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    My Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB kit is amongst that total,all of us "upgrading" our AMD Ryzen systems must have had a fair impact on sales...
     
  3. ObscureangelPT

    ObscureangelPT Master Guru

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    I guess that's pretty obvious.
    The prices made by Ram brands right now are outrageous.

    /Tinfoil HAT ON
    I really doubt there is still shortage in NANDs development after 2 years, I think they are trying to get the maximum profit possible by simulating an extended shortage of the NAND Production.
    /Tinfoil HAT OFF.

    Cheers
     
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  4. kruno

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    Just 65% , they are not trying enough , RAM should go up at least 200% :eek::eek:
     

  5. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    As long as the manufacturers don't create ODREC, Organisation of the DRAM Exporting Corporations, and agree on production cuts and increases for all eternity to keep prices up.
     
  6. dan83

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    What are you talking about Memory prices only doubled in price??? The 32Gb DDR4 GSkill kit I bought back in May 2016 for $100 is now selling for $400. The prices already increased by 4x and continuing to rise. I suspect the only shortage is a manufactured fixed decrease in production. Back with original DDR manufactures claimed supply demand changes and increased prices by 4-5x higher and found out by class action lawsuit that ruled all major manufactures were guilty of colluding increase prices fixing. Hmmmmm, this all major manufacture “shortage” seems familiar and is history repeating itself?
     
  7. Warrax

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    So the increased price is for the most part...just profit...great. /s
     
  8. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Well I guess there are people out there who do not care on what the price of RAM is as long as they get it regardless. With me.
    Well this shortage stopped me from purchasing another 16GB of RAM for my gaming laptop because I refuse to pay $170-180 bucks for the damn thing. And thats DDR4 2400 mind you.
     
  9. RedSquirrel

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    I simply refuse to pay current prices as they are obviously price gouging! I have many hobbies, so balls-to-the-wall PC gaming can take a back burner - hilariously my Intel iris 6100 has proven more than adequate for esports and 16gb of ddr3 ram is (barely) enough to let me gawp at super high res space photos lol @_o

    DDR4 is such a ball and chain round the current gen.
     
  10. Prince Valiant

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    They've done it before and revenue has good up significantly since they jacked up prices. Seems likely that the DRAM manufacturers are colluding with each other again.
     

  11. Robbo9999

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    I think it's kinda disgusting how much RAM price has risen over the last year. So there's been a shortage of production, well that just sucks, even if it wasn't 'planned', they need to get their act together - restricting supply through incompetence or planning & thereby increasing RAM prices to line their pockets with record revenues - it's disgusting really. They should be biting the bullet and not passing the entire portion of the RAM price increase into the consumer chain if they have RAM shortage issues, no excuse for making record profits when supply is severely restricted, whether that be through incompetence or planning.
     
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    Price fixing, plain and simple, I don't think they got fined more than they profited last time. Dram should not be more expensive than your processor
     
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    I have to say i felt dirty paying 200$ for 16gb ddr4 for my ryzen especially since the cpu only cost me 230$ both on sale too. (canadian btw)
     
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    I believe that some institution should investigate this matter and hand off a huge penalty where applicable, and when they do it again slap on another one. If they keep it like this, next year instead of upgrading my computer I will just buy an Xbox 1x.
     
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    I think i had 16GB DDR2 many years back in time... I still have 16GB now. RAM is the only PC component that is stuck... in terms of capacity and pricing at least
    I really do believe it is much harder and more expensive to produce 120GB SSD nand flash memory than a 16GB worth of ram - that is not a lot of transistors anymore, these are tiny tiny quantities
     

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    dram prices up and profits up who would of thought thats possible eh
     
  17. Clouseau

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    Yes ram is more expensive than it was earlier in the year but still no where close to what I paid for 512MB back in the day (P60) ~ $500 | 600. Ram used to be a premium...that is what forced programmers to become more efficient with how data moved in and out of ram. Cheap storage hdd/ram prices gave rise to bloatware. Time for system to correct itself. I hate the prices but welcome them at the same time.
     
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    I refreshed my system this year, bought used parts ,funny thing is i can get more for my used third hand RAM now then what i paid at beginning of the year. :mad::mad::D:D:(
     
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    no competition(real) and we see results. As for some time Intel, or Nvidia, now samsung and hynix doing...
     
  20. Neo Cyrus

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    The artificial BS RAM prices are part of the reason why I'm not bothering upgrade.
     
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