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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: DDR Ram Price Thing

    DDR Ram Price Thing
    By Spineshank August 01, 2001, 07:08 PM

    Can someone please tell my why 256mb of ram is like 150$ cheaper then 512mb

    By patssle August 01, 2001, 07:42 PM

    why is a 80GB hardrive 100 dollars more expensive than a 30GB hardrive?

    By one-bit-short-of-a-byte August 01, 2001, 08:03 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Spineshank:
    Can someone please tell my why 256mb of ram is like 150$ cheaper then 512mb

    Supply and demand =) Most people only need sticks of 256 MB, so that's what chip makers make. When enough people start to buy 512 modules, they'll mass produce those chips. Then the price will drop.

    By Spineshank August 01, 2001, 09:55 PM

    O ok i was just making sure DDR wasnt like RDRAM or anything retarded like that

    By salehrules August 01, 2001, 10:07 PM

    it's not just that. mass production is one reason, but also those who need 512 are high end users, who would like to fill their ddr slots to the brim... you only have two or three and at most four, so buying large dimms will save you throwing away smaller ones at your next upgrade.

    By hu flung dung August 02, 2001, 01:40 AM

    quote:
    Originally posted by Spineshank

    O ok i was just making sure DDR wasnt like RDRAM or anything retarded like that

    What is wrong with RDRam? Though it has a high latency, it has a much larger bandwidth and it runs at higher clock speeds than DDR, which completely negates the latency issues.

    By gotmonopoly? August 02, 2001, 02:46 AM

    I think he meant the prices HuFlu, not the RDRAM itself. Haha.. jeez, little touchy are we?

    By Phaethon August 02, 2001, 04:25 AM

    In some nebulous future 512 MB modules will fall significantly in price. This will happen when home users start to think that 512MB of RAM is needed. Right now most people are happy with 128. The only reason that mainstream people are purchasing 256 (or more) is that memory is so cheap right now.

    My only problem with Rdram (other than cost) is that in purchasing it you are giving money to the Rambus corporation.

    If you buy DDR you are not giving money to Rambus...depending on who you buy it from.

    By hu flung dung August 02, 2001, 12:52 PM

    quote:
    Originally posted by gotmonopoly

    I think he meant the prices HuFlu, not the RDRAM itself. Haha.. jeez, little touchy are we?

    Oops, sorry, your right. I stayed up way too late last night, I was half-asleep when I fist read this thread.

    quote:
    Originally posted by Phaethon

    My only problem with Rdram (other than cost) is that in purchasing it you are giving money to the Rambus corporation.

    Uhh, I am not quite familiar about what Rambus is doing. Didn't it have something to do with them trying to collect royalties? Could someone please enlighen me on this subject?

    By Vadatajs August 02, 2001, 06:52 PM

    Rambus doesn't actually make the ram chips, they license out technology to other manufatures.

    Not buying rdram just because it gives rambus money is a pretty stupid arguement against a new technology. Instead people should stick to performance comparisons. Just because rdram isn't the technology to lead us into the future, doesn't meand that rambus is incapable of creating anything good.


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