In the middle of a global chip shortage, we already know the CPU and GPU prices are increasing as well as the availability is also poor. On the other hand, the DRAM supply has already fallen short of demand with the chip shortages worsening.
So, this is why the DRAM contract prices are expected to continue rising in the second quarter of 2021, according to Nanya Technology. It has reported a sequential and year-on-year increase in February revenue. So, we could end up seeing DRAM prices go up in 2021 but eventually decrease at the end of the year.
It will be interesting to see DDR5 RAMs to make its way into the market which can eventually help decrease the price increase for the widely DDR4 RAMs, but not anytime soon.