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2021/10/24 12:12:20 (permalink)
MSI: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4
 
The additional components used for DDR5 pushes the price up, but it will come down eventually. 
 

 
Intel will launch its 12th-generation Alder Lake processors before the end of the year, which include support for DDR5 RAM. But don't expect DDR5 modules to carry a similar price to DDR4—it's going to be considerably more expensive.
 
As Tom's Hardware reports, MSI has posted its guide to DDR5 RAM and with it revealed the expected cost of of upgrading. We typically see a 30-40% increase in price from one DDR generation to the next, but for DDR5 it's a different story. As the new modules contain additional components, MSI says the price is likely to be 50-60% higher than DDR4.
If you're an early adopter that's bad news, and it could be worse than that depending on if the global supply problems we're currently facing extends to RAM modules. However, if you aren't planning to upgrade your PC in the near future, MSI has some good news—the company believes DDR5 will reach price parity with DDR4 within two years.
 
We've already seen some DDR5 RAM modules appear for sale earlier this year. In June, a listing for Teamgroup's Elite 32GB DDR5 RAM kit (2 x 16GB modules) popped up for $310.99. Compare that to the DDR4 version of that same Elite kit, which only costs $99.99.
 
The high price may be worth it for anyone building a PC with a focus on performance. DDR5 is faster, offers greater bandwidth, uses less power, works more efficiently with multi-core processors, and handles its own power management rather than offloading it to your motherboard.
 
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I'll also add a Corsair video talking about DDR5 and it's supposed starting base at 4800Mhz.

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 12:29:07 (permalink)
    they must think people have money growing in secret trees on the backyard
     
    prices will fall eventually. eventually...
     
     

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 12:38:57 (permalink)
    Higher prices were to be expected, new release, component price increase, inflation, etc., in six months the price will be down but not to DDR4 levels.


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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 13:34:41 (permalink)
    This is expected, as it is the premium associated with early adoption.  I did not buy a DDR4 set of RAM until almost three years after release.  Hopefully this news will impact the scalpers and the bots from buying these to further exasperating the price delta.



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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 14:06:32 (permalink)
    DDR5 prices will start high and hopefully drop a bit when production ramps up. 

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 15:36:15 (permalink)
    Sneeze and it exacerbates the price delta.

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 15:47:46 (permalink)
    I knew it would eventually come down but the question is when?  This might be a long one as everything is out of wack. 
     
    The next realization smacked me in the face based on your comments, scalpers!  Can't wait to see those prices!  (60%-100%+) 

    On another note, the next gen intel boards are suppose to be DDR4/DDR5 compatible.  I hope its designed to have both on the same board and not one or the other so I can stick with the DDR4 3200s I currently use till there's some normalcy with DDR5.

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 15:57:04 (permalink)
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    On another note, the next gen intel boards are suppose to be DDR4/DDR5 compatible.  I hope its designed to have both on the same board and not one or the other so I can stick with the DDR4 3200s I currently use till there's some normalcy with DDR5.



    Thus far I have not read in tech news about a MB that does both.  There have been the same MB model but one is DDR4 and the other DDR5.  That may change in the next few months.
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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/24 16:28:04 (permalink)
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    Sneeze and it exacerbates the price delta.



    don't you give them new ideas....  just don't!

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/25 04:05:27 (permalink)
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    On another note, the next gen intel boards are suppose to be DDR4/DDR5 compatible.  I hope its designed to have both on the same board and not one or the other so I can stick with the DDR4 3200s I currently use till there's some normalcy with DDR5.



    Thus far I have not read in tech news about a MB that does both.  There have been the same MB model but one is DDR4 and the other DDR5.  That may change in the next few months.




    That's a bummer.
     
    Currently DDR4 with the lower CAS still want an arm and a leg. 

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/25 04:14:10 (permalink)
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    On another note, the next gen intel boards are suppose to be DDR4/DDR5 compatible.  I hope its designed to have both on the same board and not one or the other so I can stick with the DDR4 3200s I currently use till there's some normalcy with DDR5.



    Thus far I have not read in tech news about a MB that does both.  There have been the same MB model but one is DDR4 and the other DDR5.  That may change in the next few months.




    That's a bummer.
     
    Currently DDR4 with the lower CAS still want an arm and a leg. 




    I don't think I've seen a motherboard in years that will do two types of RAM.....maybe I just haven't looked for them though.
     

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    Re: DDR5 RAM Will Cost 60% More Than DDR4 2021/10/25 04:35:20 (permalink)
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    I don't think I've seen a motherboard in years that will do two types of RAM.....maybe I just haven't looked for them though.



    Since the slots for DDR4 and DDR5 are different, it may take some time before any manufacturer releases one and by that time it may be a moot point.


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