Average Historic Price of RAM
Statistic Verification
Source: John C. McCallum, NewEgg, Statistics Brain Research Institute
Research Date: July 25th, 2014
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage. RAM allows data to be recalled directly in any random order. To contrast other storage types like a hard drive, data is read in a consecutive order because of the mechanical limitations.
Year Average Cost Per Gigabyte
2013 $5.5
2010 $12.37
2005 $189
2000 $1,107
1995 $30,875
1990 $103,880
1985 $859,375
1980 $6,328,125
Historic RAM Prices
Year Manufacturer Size (KB) Price Price / MB
1957 C.C.C. 0.00098 $392 $411,041,792
1960 E.E.Co. 0.00098 $5 $5,242,880
1965 IBM 0.00098 $2.52 $2,642,412
1970 IBM 0.00098 $0.70 $734,003
1975 MITS 0.25 $103 $421,888
1980 Interface Age 64 $405 $6,480
1985 Do Kay BYTE 512 $440 $880
1990 Unitex BYTE 8,192 $851 $106
1995 Pacific Coast Micro 16,384 $494 $30.9
2000 Crucial 65,536 $72 $1.12
2005 Corsair 1,048,576 $189 $0.185
2010 Kingston 8,388,608 $99 $0.0122
2013 Crucial 16,777,216 $88 $0.0054
2014 Patriot 32,000,000 $294 $0.0091
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