Next-gen DDR5 may cost 60% more than today’s memory

Brace for sticker shock.

How much is fast memory worth? For people who simply must have the latest and greatest in high-powered PC hardware, price is no object. Which is a good thing, because the price will be considerably higher than even enthusiast PC builders are used to paying for next-gen RAM. According to a statement from MSI, enthusiasts can expect to pay a 50 percent premium (at least) for the new DDR5 memory standard when it debuts later this year.