When I first encountered the newer iterations of netbooks and ultraportables running on DDR3 RAM, I thought this faster RAM chips are sure to go down in prices.
Low-end CPUs/platforms that now support DDR3 memory include the Intel Atom N455, Atom N475, AMD Athlon Neo II K125 and Athlon Neo II K325.
Netbook manufacturers (including CPU makers like Intel and AMD) would not venture into offering their products with DDR3 if there’s no movement in pricing.
Sure enough, the current DDR3 RAM prices already closely match those of the DDR2 RAM:
2GB Kingston DDR3 SODIMM 1333 – Php2,340
2GB Transcend DDR3 SODIMM 1333 – Php2,270
The corresponding DDR2 RAM prices are just 5% cheaper than the DDR3. Not bad at all. I think it’s safe to say that DDR3 has gone mainstream.