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DDR regains strength as Intel 865 revives

Flooding the downstream market
Tue Apr 04 2006, 15:26
MEMORY SITE DRAM Exchange said that DDR2 is still having difficulties in the marketplace because of Intel's "clearance" of 865G chipsets during the first half of this year.

The site said that 865 chipsets at cut prices "are flooding" downstream motherboard makers and spurring demand for DDR modules at the expense of DDR2.

That is going to have a somewhat unfortunate effect on DDR2 prices from the memory manufacturers' point of view, with prices likely to stay flat or even drop by as much as five per cent.

But, said DRAM Exchange, this may be a short term phenomenon. Demand for DDR2 667MHz is picking up with these particular type of chips having a price premium of between 10 to 15 per cent over 533MHz components. µ


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