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Old January 15, 2016, 10:51 PM
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So I haven't been up to date with components since haswell and recently noticed people selling DDR3 for cheap prices (16gb kits for $80-100 vs what I remember around $130-150). Has the overall price gone down now? I assumed it would go up once DDR4 came out since it would be sold less in retail.
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Old January 15, 2016, 11:17 PM
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DDR3 was inflated last year due to a production shortage and now is back to where it should be. DDR4 prices are dropping as they ramp up production and get better yields. I'd say in another year or so DDR3 will be obsolete and more expensive than DDR4, similar to how DDR2 decent sticks go for ridiculous prices now.
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Old January 16, 2016, 10:52 AM
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correct sj my thought too
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Old January 19, 2016, 09:44 AM
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DDR3 was inflated last year due to a production shortage and now is back to where it should be. DDR4 prices are dropping as they ramp up production and get better yields. I'd say in another year or so DDR3 will be obsolete and more expensive than DDR4, similar to how DDR2 decent sticks go for ridiculous prices now.
DDR4 is still at a price premium right now sort of like DDR3 was during 2007/2008 when DDR2 was primarily mainstream and DDR3 was reserved for high-end chipsets and platforms. AMD's Zen should support both DDR3 and DDR4 and Skylake supports both DDR3 and DDR4. Only the X99 platform/chipset supports DDR4 and that's an enthusiast platform.

I think DDR3 will still be around similar to DDR2 was. It hasn't reached mainstream (DDR4) and probably won't for another few years at the most.
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Old January 25, 2016, 06:34 PM
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I think ddr4 is at reasonable prices now, you can get a decent 32gb kit for 200 bucks these days
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Old January 28, 2016, 08:35 PM
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Is that Cnd or usd? That's $600 cheaper then I paid for these Dominator Platinum ddr3
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Old January 30, 2016, 04:12 AM
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dominator platinum is crazy expensive for no real net gain in performance. Only in asthetics.
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now you can get Gskill ripjaws 16GB for 70 dollars CAD on Newegg.ca
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