Graphics cards will also go up.
TrendForce reports that in the first quarter of 2020, RAM memory prices will stop falling. On the contrary, they will soar up. TrendForce indicates that the inflow of worse 1Xnm chips, sold at the lowest prices on spot markets (transactions are paid on them at the time of conclusion), resulting from product returns, contributed to falling prices. These chips are still being returned, but memory manufacturers and brokers are more willing to increase their inventory, rather than placing them back on the market. While 1Xnm chip stocks are still disappearing quickly, their prices will rise.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, there is still a situation where supply exceeds demand. In Q1 2020, demand is expected to increase and supply will decrease as a result of the situation that TrendForce draws attention to. In mid-2020, the trend is to reverse and demand will outstrip supply, which will directly affect prices.
Memory prices affect more than just RAM for consumer computers. Their increase will also affect the prices of server memory and even the price of DRAM memory for graphics cards – both GDDR5 and GDDR6.