DDR5 sales are coming down a bit while capacity is still up, and that’s having an effect on prices that drives manufacturers mad. Our suggestion to those who thought they were potentially in the DDR5 market is to get in before manufacturers have a chance to shorten the supply sufficiently. While a surge in sales based on our advice would push memory prices back up, we just don’t see a surge so big coming from a site this small.
What started as a tip from Amazon regarding a 12% price drop on Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6000 C36 turned into a search for a kit of which we were more familiar, Patriot’s Viper Venom RGB DDR5-6200, which also turned out to be $150.
Keeping in mind the seeming performance parity we found when comparing DDR5-6000 CAS 30-38-38-96 to DDR5-6200 CAS 40-40-40-76, we were even more intrigued when we spotted DDR5-6000 CAS 36-36-36 with a lower 76-cycle TRAS than the original G.Skill kit, from Patriot, for only $140. That’s a 30% discount!
And this is where we leave it, since 32GB of DDR5-6000 CAS 36-36-36-76 seems like the best deal available today. We suggest getting them before the price goes back up, and coming back here to scream at us if we turn out to be wrong about the price going back up.