Price of Memory is Going up! How to Avoid Suffering Loss
Price of RAM is Going up! How to Avoid Suffering Loss
RAM Bank and SSD are going up
Prices of RAM banks and Solid-State Drives (SSD) keep falling because all semi-conductor manufacturers attempt to adjust price out of their own profits. Also, the trade conflict between Japan and Korea promotes mark-up of semi-conductor products, which brings the greatest trouble. Japan regulates Korean three raw materials including fluoropolyimide, photoresist, giving priority to the electronic industry including semiconductors and panels, which makes a great difference to Korean semiconductor industry. Now Korean has reduced the output of NAND Flash by over 20%.
Samsung accounts the global NAND market for over 30%. The output reduction of over 20% equals the global supply of 6% to 8%. Besides, NAND of Toshiba reduced capacity by 3% due to the strong earthquake taking place last month. Therefore, the output of global NAND will decrease by about 10%. What’s more, Micron announced that it would reduce the output of NAND chips by 50% this quarter. It is predicted that NAND chips may be in short supply with prices increasing after the mark-down of over two years since the stock is consumed quickly and the supply in the future slumps sharply, according to RAM insiders.
Samsung has raised the price of NAND by about 10% after Toshiba’s plant shut down due to earthquake. People will scramble for NAND, driving the further bounce of the price due to the sharp reduction of output of Samsung. The contract price of DRAM will increase instead of falling in the next quarter which led to the mark-up of both NAND and DRAM if the trade negotiation does not come to the end, revealed insiders.
Samsung planned to give priority to producing lucrative DRAM with existing photoresist hydrogen fluoride, reduce the production of NAND chips at the verge of cost by 20% to 30% and raise the quotation by using up NAND products, revealed RAM access manufacturers.
The price of DDR4 RAM went up for the first time in ten months
The price of DDR4 RAM truly went up. Korean retailers could not wait to raise the price. Therefore, the price of the RAM bank DDR4 PC4-192000 of Samsung has risen from won65,000 to won100,000 and even doubled. You can’t even buy it easily.
The average price of 8G DDR4 RAM reached $3, an increase of 1.2% from the day before this Wednesday, which was the first mark-up of RAM since last September. It is not a good sign.
When speaking to RAM prices, some people said that compared with the price in 2017, the current was high. But I have referred to relative data carefully this time. The price of NAND products of Samsung kept declining. The unit price of MLC NAND of 128Gb (16GB) has declined to $3.93, the lowest price after $3.75 in September, 2016. By contrast, the unit price of this NAND flash RAM in June and July last year was around $5.5, slightly rising recently, reported by BusinessKorea.
From my view, it’s much better to buy under such price adjustment range if RAM prices truly decline. I have talked about how to buy RAM without suffering loss for many times.
Do not pursue for high frequency
RAM frequency multiply by RAM bus digit and by multiplication ratio makes the RAM band width which can be doubled by binary channels. You can find that the higher the frequency, the higher the band width, and the more channels, the higher the band width. There are usually four channels of a server. Therefore, to use high-frequency RAM can improve the performance of the computer. Tests on technological media proved that you can play games like Player unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) more fluently after the RAM frequency was improved.
When the RAM setting is 2133MHz, and the average frame id 89, the frame rate increases to 95 after the RAM frequency increases to 3600MHz. So, do you think money is spent on where it counts? But I want to say that are you sure the price difference of RAM with different frequency when the frequency increases by 50% while the performance by less than 10%? The difference reaches 6 frames after the frequency skyrockets to 3600MHz. Obviously, it’s not reliable to buy RAM with high frequency at the cost of budget.
Ways to plug in the RAM with two or four channels
Should I explain what can be understood by looking at graphs? The four-channel RAM will be also reliable if the price declines since the two-channel is.
Mainstream platforms are available for two-channel RAM mode, such as popular AMD AM4 and Intel LGA1151. There are usually two or four RAM slots in the mainboard, therefore, players can set up the two-channel system with two or four RAM. Of course, you can set up a single-channel RAM system by plugging one RAM in, or set up an elastic two-channel system by three RAM.
In fact, even rich players seldom plug in eight RAM slots (unless they demand for large RAM), that is because it will affect the upper limit of the RAM frequency. Usually we can reach the optimal balance of the frequency and the number of channels by plugging in the four-channel RAM.
So, what is the best way to plug in the eight RAM slots? The eight RAM slots of this high-end mainboard line on two sides of the processor socket in two groups. Here I will explain at length. You should plug in the second slot near the 24pin power socket of the mainboard when using only one RAM. You should plug in the socket on the other side of the processor socket when using two RAM. You should plug in the slot two and four corresponding to slots on the two sides of the processor when using four. You should plug in slot one, two and four on the two sides of the processor when using 6. You should use one, two, four and six RAM or the compatibility and performance of the RAM will be crippled.
TYPE-α series of Gloway DDR4 2666 is sold at $27/8GB
There four versions of frequency of TYPE-α RAM series of Gloway for computers, namely 2133, 2400, 2666 and 3000MHz. Inspired by the modelling of goggles for shooting games, designers installed a metal waistcoat of graphite to dissipate heat inside the RAM. The RAM time order of the four frequencies is 15-15-15-35, 17-17-17-39, 9-19-19-43, 16-18-18-38 respectively. Its operating voltage is 1.2V. Manufacturers provides a life-time warranty.
Panther series of Apacer DDR4 3000 is sold at $68/16GB
Apacer plans to make the Panther series become mainstream RAM. With a quality, it wins popularity in the platform XMP of Intel. It is the single RAM of 16GB of DDR4 3000MHz. Its time order is 16-16-16-36 and operating voltage is 1.35V. It equips with an armour to dissipate heat, operating more stably than common RAM when used by players who demand for overlocking. It also enjoys a life-time warranty.
Color DDR4 2666MHz of microSDH is sold at $30/8GB
The classic Color series of microSDH are praised on the market. There are several types of frequency of DDR4, namely, 2133, 2400, 2666. Its capacity is 8GB, and the operating voltage is 1.2V. It enjoys a life-time warranty.
RAM of a laptop needs upgrading? Now there is a little RAM of 8GB that you can buy within RMB200 from Gloway, microSDH, Aspecer which compete in prices. So, it makes no sense because we pursue cost performance. What do you think?