As various market segments developed, demand for the operational memory of the outdated DDR3 standard declined markedly, forcing DRAM memory producers, such as Samsung, to drastically reduce its production.
In view of the decline in the use of DDR3 memory and the growing demand for the memory of the new generation DDR5, Samsung has drastically reduced the price of DDR3 as well as the DDR4 4 Gbyte capacity modules. This is taking place against the background of a drop in demand from the peak reached in the height of the pandemic, as well as the movement of the market towards a cheaper memory. According to The Wall Street Journal, in the second quarter of 2022 alone, DRAM prices fell by almost 11% in all categories. This is a significant drop in prices even for this unstable industry.
According to the PCWorld resource, in this case, Samsung and other memory providers have the advantage of not producing obsolete low-cost DDR3 chips, and even reducing the production of DDR4 modules as demand levelens. The DDR5 memory, although more cost-effective, is not yet widely used, but it is becoming increasingly common, and it is desirable for large producers to make full use of the silence in the market until demand for DDR5 has gained momentum.
For PC users, the current situation holds the lowest DDR4 memory prices in the short term, as well as the DDR5 memory, even though it is part of a new generation.
Similar trends can be observed for other PC components, as solid storage prices and graphic maps continue to fall after a period of high demand and supply chain problems.