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A new report suggests that DDR5 will begin overtaking the market by 2023. DDR4 and DDR3 sales are expected to comprise less than 50 percent of the market that year, with DDR5 being dominant by 2026. DDR5 features increased per-module capacity (up to 64 GB), lower power consumption, and modules with ECC and Power Management ICs (PMICs), making them ideal for both consumers and data centers. From validation to production and shipping, there have been many announcements from industry leaders in recent months.

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[…] estimates have it that we will see a 25 percent increase in DDR5 adoption in 2022 (thanks to the server market), then an even bigger jump in 2023 to over 50 percent of market share. Finally, through 2024-2026 we should expect the rest of the market to follow suit with DDR5 adoption, leaving DDR4 at barely 5 percent of the market.

Sources: i-Micronews (via Yole Development), Tom’s Hardware

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Peter Brosdahl

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  1. Interesting they are expecting shipping to start in 2021, but I don’t think we have any products ready for use in that time frame, at least on the consumer end. I wouldn’t expect typical volume for product development to even register on the scale of overall sales.

  2. Need new motherboard, CPU and ram, knowing Intel probably a new Power Supply for new form factor. Case? AMD won’t be ready until 2nd half or later during the year. I would say 25% is highly optimistic for 2022. I will probably wait until 2024 for systems/designs/CPUs/Motherboards/DDR5 setups to stabilize and hopefully pricing to go down as well as speeds to go up.

  3. Hol up, DDR3 is still going to be produced in 2026? Hell yeah. Time to go resurrect some old ass systems.

  4. [QUOTE=”Paul_Johnson, post: 36117, member: 2″]
    Hol up, DDR3 is still going to be produced in 2026? Hell yeah. Time to go resurrect some old *** systems.
    [/QUOTE]
    My main rig is still running DDR3 /ashamed

  5. [QUOTE=”Paul_Johnson, post: 36117, member: 2″]
    Hol up, DDR3 is still going to be produced in 2026? Hell yeah. Time to go resurrect some old *** systems.
    [/QUOTE]
    Buddy of mine just upgraded his kids i7-920 to a 980x and upgraded to 24gb of DDR 3 ram at the same time. Cost him less than 150 all told, and the system sounds like it’s really solid after overclocking it to 4.6ghz. Not bad for a system purchased almost 13 years ago at this point.

  6. I retired my 2600K for like the 5th time a few months ago but my 4930K is chugging along. Today I’ll be starting the beginning stages of phasing out our HP workstations, around 50 duo core w/ DDR3, with some new Dell’s that have 11th gen Intel(wanted to replace with HP but Dell beat everybody to the punch with availability and price). I’ve still got a quad2core(DDR2) along with a P4 rig in the closet.

  7. [QUOTE=”Paul_Johnson, post: 36117, member: 2″]
    Hol up, DDR3 is still going to be produced in 2026? Hell yeah. Time to go resurrect some old *** systems.
    [/QUOTE]

    I think probably for legacy / corporate / IT / gov / military etc etc reasons more than consumer desktop demand. At work the bulk of our Cisco blades still use DDR3

  8. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 36162, member: 87″]
    I retired my 2600K for like the 5th time a few months ago but my 4930K is chugging along. Today I’ll be starting the beginning stages of phasing out our HP workstations, around 50 duo core w/ DDR3, with some new Dell’s that have 11th gen Intel(wanted to replace with HP but Dell beat everybody to the punch with availability and price). I’ve still got a quad2core(DDR2) along with a P4 rig in the closet.
    [/QUOTE]

    Those 2600k’s will never die

  9. So, I wonder what they plan on sticking these DDR5 modules in?

    I can’t remember any DDR5 platforms yet, but I have been busy for the last two years so maybe I missed it.

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