Follow Neowin, the price of DDR5 at launch will be higher than the current standard of DDR4.
The price for DDR5 will be much more expensive than DDR4
This is because DDR5 will come with a number of technologies such as on-chip power management integrated circuit (PMIC) and instant error correction code (ODECC) making the memory more expensive to manufacture. All this makes the expected price for DDR5 50 – 60% higher than DDR4 at launch.
“Historically, newer memory technology has always been 30-40% higher than the previous generation. This time, however, DDR5 includes additional components that add to the cost. Therefore, we expect a price 50 – 60% higher than DDR4 at launch. It usually takes about 2 years to reach the same price point as previous generations, and we expect the trend to be similar with DDR5 modules,” MSI said.
An interesting detail is that MSI did not mention the ongoing global chip shortage, which could make the price for the upcoming DDR5 DRAM even more expensive than what MSI anticipated.
MSI also announced it will provide DDR5 support on its motherboards soon as the company is working closely with all the major memory vendors. With its Memory Boost technology, MSI says it’s “maximum frequency-speed engineering and compatibility with all the biggest names in the game”.