In late November 2016 we covered an article that the price of DDR4 memory would rise by up to 50 percent and now it seems like companies are still not meeting high demand as prices of RAM will continue to rise, including DDR3, although to a lesser extent.
This new price increase is logical, because of the shortage of NAND Flash memory chips, recently added to the Kaby Lake processors, that translates into a lot of new equipment that demand RAM with laptops, not mention the high demand for mobile devices.
All this will make the RAM keep rising price indifferently if we talk about chips used to give life to DDR3 or DDR4 modules, as both standards are widely used in mobile devices (LPDDR3: low / medium range and LPDDR4: high – end).
As indicated by the President of Nanya Technology, Pei-Ing Lee, to Digitimes, the price of RAM will continue to rise until the second quarter of 2017 (April, May and June).
As an example, a memory module of Kingston HyperX Fury (8GB) @ 2133 MHz CL14 in October 2016 were selling for 48 euros, today on January 27 it costs 64 euros (+ 16 € / + 32 € for Dual Channel in three months). Another example is the Kingston HyperX Fury Blue (8GB / 1600MHz / CL10), 47 euros in October 2016 and now selling for 63 euros (+ 16 €).
If you were thinking of expanding the RAM on your computer, better not wait, because these prices will continue to rise until mid-year, and you can expect even higher prices in high-performance modules for gamers or Overclockers, because they use chips of higher quality, which are most in demand.