Memory
AnandTech Weekly Memory Prices
Memory Type - Size
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PC2100 DDR - 256MB $185 $37 Mark One Computers Check Vendor Standard Ground
PC2100 DDR - 128MB $89 $23 Mark One Computers Check Vendor Standard Ground
PC1600 DDR - 256MB $95 $0 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC1600 DDR - 128MB $55 $0 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC1600 DDR - 64MB $47 $8 Z-Buy Free Free Freight 3 Days FedEx
PC800 RDRAM - 256MB $291 $58 Runtime $7.00 UPS Ground Insured
PC800 RDRAM - 128MB $128 $27 Runtime $7.00 UPS Ground Insured
PC800 RDRAM - 64MB $77 $12 Kaypro $8.00  
VC133 - 128MB $109 $10 Micro X-Press Check Vendor FedEx Saver
VC133 - 64MB $59 $0 Micro X-Press Check Vendor FedEx Saver
"PC150" CAS2 - 256MB $130 $31 PC Progress $14.00 UPS Ground
"PC150" CAS2 - 128MB $70 $16 PC Progress $14.00 UPS Ground
"PC150" CAS3 - 256MB $106 $14 AccessMicro $8.95 UPS Ground
"PC150" CAS3 - 128MB $45 $5 PCBoost $15.85 UPS Ground
PC133 CAS3 - 256MB $95 $24 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC133 CAS3 - 128MB $51 $12 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC133 CAS3 - 64MB $32 $10 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC133 CAS2 - 256MB $100 $8 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC133 CAS2 - 128MB $55 $6 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC133 CAS2 - 64MB $32 $0 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC100 ECC 512MB $235 $0 StarComponents $11.00 Lifetime Warranty
PC100 ECC 256MB $97 NA Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC100 ECC 128MB $54 $8 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC100 ECC 64MB $38 $9 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC100 256MB $81 $10 Jazz Technology USA Check Vendor UPS Ground
PC100 128MB $50 $10 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day
PC100 64MB $28 $7 Crucial Free UPS 2nd Day

It seems that memory prices have done a full 180 this week as most modules have taken a hefty price hike. That's not to say that all our listed modules are on the rise since DDR and RDRAM continue their plunge with 256MB of PC2100 memory falling $37 and 256MB of PC800 RDRAM falling a whopping $58. Motherboards that use these memory variants, DDR and P4-based boards, have also come down price illustrating that the flood of these solutions continues into the marketplace.

Unfortunately PC133 and PC100 memory is not seeing the huge price drops of their DDR and RDRAM cousins. Instead, most PC133 and PC100 modules have taken significant price hikes in the range of $7 to $24, which is quite high. A reason for the sudden increase in SDRAM prices is that memory manufacturers are beginning to place more focus on higher-bandwidth memory, being DDR and RDRAM. If you remember, Intel announced a major initiative to push RDRAM at this spring's IDF conference. Therefore less SDRAM would be produced as compared to DDR and RDRAM which explains the continuing price drops of DDR and RDRAM and now the price hikes of SDRAM. Since the push is for higher-bandwidth systems it will be a while until these types of systems become as prevalent as SDRAM-based desktop PCs. So for now, the past price drops that we saw with SDRAM will not be very likely in the coming months.

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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 - Performance Preview September 14th, 2000
AMD's 760 Chipset: DDR for the Athlon is here October 30th, 2000
ALi MAGiK 1 Chipset: The Athlon gets a second DDR platform November 29th, 2000
VIA KT133A Socket-A Chipset: AMD 760 Performance without DDR SDRAM December 21st, 2000
Index Socket-370/Slot-1/Socket-423 Motherboards

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