Sales of Intel's 865G chipsets keep DDR demand strong

Sales of Intel's 865G chipset are helping to keep demand for DDR memory strong.

Sales of Intel's 865G chipset are helping to keep demand strong for DDR (Double Data Rate) DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips, according to DRAMeXchange Technology, a Taiwanese company that tracks memory prices.

Over the last week, the spot price of 256M-bit 400MHz DDR chips rose one percent to US$2.01, while the price of 512M-bit 400MHz DDR chips increased by 3.8 percent to US$4.10, DRAMeXchange said. Continued strong demand for DDR meant that DDR2 prices remained weak, with prices for faster 512M-bit 533MHz DDR2 chips falling 2.1 percent to US$4.72, it said.

Demand for DDR chips was strong because Intel is aggressively selling off stocks of its 865G chipset, which is designed for desktop computers that run the Pentium 4 processor, DRAMeXchange said. Intel has reduced the 865G's price in a bid to clear out its inventory, and the chipsets are now "flooding" motherboard makers, it said.

As more 865G chipsets are sold, DRAMeXchange expects to see demand for DDR "pick up further."

However, users shouldn't expect to see a sharp drop in DDR2 prices. An ongoing shortfall in DDR2 chips means the 512M-bit part's price will remain flat or drop by up to three percent, DRAMeXchange said.

This supply shortage should keep prices stable through April, it said.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Sumner Lemon

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?