''DDR2 RAM not to become mainstream this year due to high price''

Posted on Monday, January 19 2004 @ 17:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Several motherboard makers are claming that DDR2 RAM will not go mainstream this year unless the price falls massively, according to DigiTimes. DDR2 memory chips are expected to cost 100% more than current DDR chips, because of limited supply.
Unless DRAM makers can narrow the price gap between DDR and DDR2 chips to under 20%, DDR2 memory is not likely to become a mainstream choice before the end of this year, local board makers said.

Intel will roll out its Prescott processor, which supports DDR2 memory, in the second quarter, and has set an aggressive target to capture a 40% share in the desktop PC processor market before the end of this year.
Source: DigiTimes

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