Deal of the Day: Big cuts in recent weeks
Prices of DDR3 modules are continuing to slide and we are starting to see some ridiculous pricing.
Last modified on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12:46
Demand seasonally drops off in the summer, so price cuts come as no surprise, but it’s worth noting that DDR3 prices have slopped to less than €5 in some markets. Of course, one should not expect to get lightning fast chips at such prices, but many users don’t need them anyway, particularly in the upgrade market.
Here are a couple of examples from the German market – TeamGroup’s Elite 8GB DDR-1333 kit sells for just €34.99, or €4.37 per GB. A month ago it sold for €52. It doesn’t even look bad, as it features an aluminium heatsink and a lifetime warranty. G.Skill is selling a similar 8GB kit for €39, and a month ago it cost €55. In case you don’t need 8GB, Kingston sells single 4GB modules or 2x2GB kits for €19.99.
The same trend is visible in the SO-DIMM market, although these modules are a tad pricier. For example, Kingston is selling a ValueRAM 4GB DDR3-1066 module for €21, down from €30 just a month ago. There are plenty of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB SO-DIMM modules from Kingston, Transcend, Corsair and other vendors for less than €5.5 per gigabyte, and what better time to upgrade a laptop than in the summer?