DDR5 memory prices are expected to over 30% higher than DDR4, according to TrendForce’s forecast.
DDR5 memory is expected to be supplied beginning next year and expand rapidly by 2023.
However, TrendForce said PC OEM ares expected not to adopt DDR5 fully next year.
Intel is planning to launch its CPU Alder Lake, which supports DDR5, during the first quarter of next year.
Alder Lake also supports DDR4, LPDDR4X and LPDDR5.
According to TrendForce, DDR5 will be used mainly in commercial PCs next year and adopted by consumer PCs in 2023.
South Korean memory makers Samsung and SK Hynix have already finished the development of DDR5 and is waiting for CPUs that can support them to launch.
SK Hynix unveiled its DDR5 product in October. It is 10nm 16Gb DDR5. Samsung introduced its 512GB DDR5 module in March. Supply for both chips will start next year.
DDR5 has a maximum bandwidth of 6,400Mbps, double that of DDR4’s. It also supports a capacity of 64Gb per chip, four times that of DDR4. Power consumption has also been reduced from 1.2voltage of DDR4 to 1.1voltage.