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- SO-DIMM DDR out of production
- Martin Trautmann
March 19, 2008, 12:13 pm
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I was surprised to find out how expensive SO-DIMM DDR still is nowadays.
It's about one year ago that DDR2 became as cheap as DDR - about $60/GB
(all comparisons based on 1 GB sized extensions).
Today DDR2 is below $15/GB - and standard DIMMs with 240 pins are almost
the same as the slighlty more expensive SO-DIMM with 200 pins.
Today DDR is at about $30/GB for standard DIMM 184 pin and about $50/GB
for SO-DIMM 200 pins.
I wonder: Is DDR still in production? Has every fab moved over to DDR2
or even DDR3 nowadays (which is at about $80/GB)?
I've checked European prices first. They do convert almost 1:1 to
USD-prices, although the exchange rate would be better than 1:1.50. Some
of this is due to almost 20% of taxes. German/Austrian price trends can be
observed at www.geizhals.at. Since I do not know matching US sources, I
compared with pricegrabber.com for current prices only:
EUR/GB DDR SO-DDR DDR2 SO-DDR2 DDR3
2006 90 90 130 130
2007 60 70 60 60 180
2008 25 35 13 14 50
USD/GB DDR SO-DDR DDR2 SO-DDR2 DDR3
2008 33 50 14 18 80
(all prices in currency per giga byte in march)
(e.g. SO-DDR2 does mean SO-DIMM DDR2 200 pin, ...)
I do not know any Asian prices.