DDR3 RAM prices look set to soar despite imminent arrival of DDR5

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  1. Calliers

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    The price of DDR3 could increase by as much as 50% in 2021 as demand for the DRAM module outweighs supply.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Despite the fact that DDR4 has been around for seven years and will soon be succeeded by super-fast DDR5, Digitimes reports that demand for older DDR3 memory is beginning to outstrip supply.

    While DDR4 is now the mainstream option for PC devices, DDR3 - which first debuted in 2007 - is still widely used in IoT devices, older servers, and other devices that need to be operational for decades.
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    Really? I've loads of SDR, DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3
     
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    Thank goodness I stuck with my steel series 3600mhz 32gb ram. It was a "steal" @ 200 bucks. I didn't have luck with GPUs though I only have a GT710. I'll wait till 2025 to get a reasonably priced GPU . Prices out here are insane guys are putting 100-300% gross profit on cards.
     
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    Anyone interested in second hand DDR3? Some Kingston stuff, 2x8GB 2133MHz, lightly used (never above 1600MHz!), big heatsinks and all (no RGB, though). :D

    The GPU market is idotic. I think it was a month ago that you could at least get a 5700XT at a reasonable price, now a 5600XT is 400€+ and a 5700XT is 900-1000€.
     
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    Yeah they selling trash cards at double the price. Humanity has no heart. No ethics. Mo scruples.
     
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    The 5600XT is TRASH!
     
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    Is it? It should have around 75-80% of the performance of 5700XT at a favourable price point*. That's not too shabby, it should be quite usable @1440p.

    *by favourable price point, I don't mean 400€, under 300 is what I have in mind.
     
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    I think he means when compared to a now similarly priced RTX 3070 which can easily pull off 4K gaming.
     
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    I think you forgot the pricing. The MSRP of the 5600XT is $280 and for the 3070 it's $500. In the current market, if you can find them, it's even worse.
     
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    That is what I meant. You can not find the 5600XT for $280 anywhere right now.
     
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    You cannot find the 3070 for $500 either. EDIT: I do agree, though, 5600XT at current prices? Dumb!
     
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    The 5600XT can be had for around 700-800 USD here in North America and there are drops of the 3070 for around the same price as that periodically, albeit not as easy to find in the U.S. as it is to find them in Canada. I have been talking to @dawgXdenta about getting a RTX 3070 off of Amazon.ca instead of Amazon.com for this very reason, although even though there is more stock of the 3070 on Amazon.ca, the price ranges from 700 USD to 1000 USD.
     
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    Wow, that's sick! I had no idea they went up that much in North America!
     
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    It's ridiculous. Cards that used to be 30 bucks (really old cards that can't run a single game) are now 60 to 70 dollars.

    Btw, do keep in mind that the overpriced 3070s go for anywhere from 1600 USD to 2000+ USD.
     
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    Back in October I bought a Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super for 218 euros. Now I can't find it anywhere near me for under 400. Not even talking about the same brand.
    1660 Supers can be found for even 600 euros.
    It's insane.
    If I wasn't afraid, I would sell my GTX 970.
    Afraid that if something happens to my 1660, I will be left without a GPU.

    As for the DDR3 prices...I think the last time I bought a machine with DDR3 was over a decade a go.
    Well...I do have two slower systems which might have DDR3 in them, I don't remember.
     
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    I got my 5700XT Sapphire Nitro+ back in oct/nov 2019 for $629 CDN (not on sale)... I don't think you can find a comparable 5700XT for under $700 right now... and that is totally insane for a previous gen AMD that is close to 18 months old!!

    QB
     
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    The radeon 5000X series aren't bad cards at all. They just weren't in the same league as the Nvidia's of thier generation. Now they are going close to the price of Nvidia's RTX 3000 series cards. A 5700XT goes for 700USD and a 3070 goes for 1000USD. As soon as reasonably priced GPUs are in stock they are snapped up by Skalpers.

    It really is kinda slightly apocalyptic. Makes me imagine one day when basic necessities go the same way in a global crises far worse than this one.....what would. Happen then?
     
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    Fact of the matter still remains that what is happening in the world of tech now is daylight robbery. Pure and simple. And it's going to be a while, possibly years before things normalize.
     
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