Thanks to the miners, the prices for video gaming cards soared twice. Now gamers are waiting for the next jump in prices, but already on RAM.
What is known
Journalists Digitimes talked with "sources of the industry" and found that during March the demand for dynamic RAM or DRAM increased. Culprits of the situation are called manufacturers of smartphones and data centers.
The good news is that Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron are planning to increase production by 30%. Unfortunately, this will only help for the first time, and by the end of 2018 the price of DRAM is expected to grow by 5-10%.
Analyst Goldman Sachs said that growth will continue uninterrupted. For example, he said that in mid-January 2018 32-GB server modules were $ 300, and now the price has increased to $ 315.
This applies to all
Of course, it's unlikely that you will build datacenters or buy server modules, but the rise in prices for DRAM has already affected consumer RAM. In early 2017, a set of two "slats" of Kingston HyperX Fury on 16GB DDR4 would cost you $ 54, and now the price has risen to $ 204. So, if you decide to update your hardware, do it now.