Is the fun over for DDR now the DDR2 is the latest and greatest? I mean like 2-3 month ago I was looking at great pricing for 2-Gb of DDR400 for an upgrade... but I held off. Now I'm seeing the pricing that's gone through the roof, he who hesitates... I mean there were deals-a-plenty for nice sticks now the pricing is “sky's the limit”.
Sure AMD S939 drop to pricing that's so low that we now know how un-Godly they've been taking profit, but why even think of using those CPU’s when the memory is in the stratosphere. 8O With Core Duo moved on to DDR2 and AMD following with their AM2, have the memory manufacture's just abandoned the PC-3200 to fill the next generation, sure. Are DDR2 modules that much cheaper to produce that they see such better margins they can just blow-off a whole market this quickly, amazing. This really projects how far AMD got behind the curve sticking to their bread and butter, now all that old production is so worthless they need to give it away to get back in the race… Ouch! It appears the memory producers have been building DDR2 modules waiting for Intel to move, and such pricing is a huge reason Intel is in the drives seat better performance per/$, and inexpensive ram, now if there was a huge Mombo support and cheaper Mombo's (which are just now showing up) so Intel is pedal to the metal. If Intel can get in bed with NVidia and SLI support… oh what a difference a year makes. AMD’s deal with ATI better really have some really hot offspring… fast or they could flounder longer than Intel did.