Typically, one would expect that an R&D investment period by a major competitor would spur the smallest of the three to invest more heavily in production, given that this would enable the company to steal some marketshare. That didn’t happen, unfortunately, and DRAMeXchange forecasts a slowdown in annualized growth in the DRAM supply.
Now remains a poor time for first-time DIY PC builders, and is sadly why we haven’t posted our usual monthly PC build guides – a staple of our site for half a decade. The prices are just too difficult to work with, in many instances. It may actually be worth attempting to overclock memory.
We’d suggest reading the full TrendForce write-up. It’s a good look at what’s going on in DRAM.
- Steve Burke