- 43 months ago
Google just showed me a bunch of garbage analysis. Anyone know what's going on
Earlier is year, 2x8GB DDR4-2400 and sometimes 3000 was $50-70. If you're lucky, you can get that for $70 from the 'weird' brands. Usually, it's $80+. I'm talking about 20-40% price increase on RAM within 8 months.
IIRC, RAM prices hit a plateau around 2008-2012 then fell significantly between 2012 to early 2016. Recently, the prices have been rising quickly. I google'd around and couldn't find any solid evidence or analysis (unless I wanted to pay $1000+). There doesn't seem to be another Hynix catastrophe like 2013's.