when do you think [8GB DDR3 PC10600] will come down in price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by patent10021, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68020

    patent10021

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    Why are the new 8GB RAM sticks so expensive? And is it a coincidence that this RAM is out about the same time as all these new Macs? Hopefully by the time I get into a situation where I'll need the 16GB for my audio work the RAM would've come down ALOT.
     
  2. designs216 macrumors 65816

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    They are indeed expensive ($880 for 8x2) but those at OWC have dropped in price by almost half since March according to Lloyd at macperformanceguide.com so patience pays off.
     
  3. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816

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    when 8 gb DDR 5 (40600 ) (or whatever) costs as much as the 8 gb DDR 3 sticks do today ?
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Assuming you are talking about SO-DIMMs for notebooks/iMacs - they aren't going to have the same $ per GB ratio as other DIMMs for a long time - if ever. Such capacities are in very small demand.
     
  5. ombrenelcielo macrumors regular

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    Not any time soon unfortunately..
    But if you think that you need so much memory you might need to question a bit if your machine is suitable to your needs at the moment..
     
  6. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    In the past, whenever a higher capacity one is available it will start the biggest price drop.
     

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