DRAM prices are expected to rise somewhere between 13-18% during this coming Quater 2 2021. TrendForce is behind the prediction as DRAM enters a new cycle of rising prices.
Trend force claims that current PC DRAM buyers have inventory to supply the current demand for the next four to five weeks. Manufacturers are buying as much DRAM as possible to save while the prices are still low. As there is an expected price increase in Q2 and throughout the end of the year.
Customer demand has been high throughout 2020 and 2021. While DRAM suppliers have maintained a decent production level. There is still limited supply available on top of the increased demand. Which simply means higher prices.
Commonly during Q2, there is an increased demand in the Server market. Trendforce is predicting a 20% price increase to coincide with the current demand. This is will also affect the consumer market with DDR 4 models could see a 13- 18% increase.
Graphics cards and Mobile DRAM are also expected to see a 15% increase. With graphics cards already struggling with increase unrelated to DRAM.
The pricing of the DRAM just sums up how things have been going across the market. From GPUs, CPUs, and even NAND. all of which have been seeing price increases .with the demand in the market to the shortages in manufacturing. 2021 is adding up to one bad year to be wanting to build a computer.
There is news that DRAM will continue to rise during Q3 and Q4 of this year but at a much slower pace. This is down to the chip shortages being relieved as we start to climb out of this mess.