Memory



AnandTech Weekly Memory Prices
Memory Type - Size Price Change Vendor Shipping Promotion
PC2100 DDR - 256MB NA $0 NA
PC2100 DDR - 128MB $111 $0 Crucial $5.50 Limited Quantity
PC2100 DDR - 64MB $61 $0 Crucial $5.50 Limited Quantity
PC1600 DDR - 256MB NA $0 NA
PC1600 DDR - 128MB $100 $0 Crucial $5.50 Limited Quantity
PC1600 DDR - 64MB $53 $0 Crucial $5.50 Limited Quantity
PC800 RDRAM - 256MB $425 $54 StarComponents $11.00 Lifetime Warranty
PC800 RDRAM - 128MB $172 $27 StarComponents $11.00 Lifetime Warranty
PC800 RDRAM - 64MB $89 $74 StarComponents $11.00 Lifetime Warranty
VC133 - 128MB $106 $0 MWave $8.00 Priority Shipping
VC133 - 64MB $53 $0 MWave $8.00 Priority Shipping
PC150 CAS2 - 128MB $85 $5 MWave $8.00 Priority Shipping
PC133 CAS3 - 512MB $377 $12 StarComponents $11.00 ECC or Non-ECC
PC133 CAS3 - 256MB $103 $13 UpgradePlanet $9.70 Non-ECC
PC133 CAS3 - 128MB $54 $9 UpgradePlanet $9.70 Non-ECC
PC133 CAS3 - 64MB $25 $0 UpgradePlanet $9.70 Non-ECC
PC133 CAS2 - 256MB $212 $0 Crucial $5.50 Priority Shipping
PC133 CAS2 - 128MB $105 $0 Crucial $5.50 Priority Shipping
PC133 CAS2 - 64MB $58 $0 Crucial $5.50 Priority Shipping
PC100 ECC 128MB $76 $0 StarComponents $11.00
PC100 ECC 64MB $38 $1 StarComponents $11.00
PC100 512MB $347 $6 MemoryToGo $6.00 UPS Ground
PC100 256MB $94 $9 UpgradePlanet $9.70 UPS Ground
PC100 128MB $52 $8 UpgradePlanet $9.70 UPS Ground
PC100 64MB $26 $2 UpgradePlanet $9.70 UPS Ground

RDRAM has dropped in price by more than 25%; this of course is the result of the official Pentium 4 launch. RDRAM is slowly becoming more available to the end user, and we hope that this trend will continue in the near future. Eventually RDRAM might be able to compete with DDR SDRAM in terms of prices and value, but for now it's still a little pricey for most consumers. One interesting thing to note is that Intel is actually bundling two 64MB RDRAM RIMM's with retail boxed Pentium 4 CPU's.

No changes on the Virtual Channel or DDR fronts, however we expect DDR SDRAM to drop in price as availability improves. Note that Crucial is our only provider of DDR SDRAM at this time, and you would have to be pretty convincing in order to buy DDR SDRAM from them due to the fact that they currently have reserved limited quantities for hardware developers.


Related Reviews

Make sure you check out our latest Memory and Chipset reviews for more information.

Memory Reviews Publication Date
PC133 SDRAM Roundup - April 2000 April 3rd, 2000

 

Chipset Reviews Publication Date
DDR SDRAM on the AMD Athlon September 14th, 2000
AMD's 760 Chipset: DDR for the Athlon is here October 30th, 2000
ALi MAGiK 1: The Athlon gets a second DDR platform November 29th, 2000
Index i815(E) FC-PGA Socket-370 Motherboards

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