Windows 8 builds aren't doing much to help DRAM consumption: IHS iSuppli estimates Q/Q bit...

|By:, SA News Editor

Windows 8 builds aren't doing much to help DRAM consumption: IHS iSuppli estimates Q/Q bit growth will amount to just 8% in seasonally strong Q4, a stark contrast to the major increases that have accompanied past Windows launches. Aside from soft PC demand, bit growth is the constrained by the fact Windows 8 (unlike most prior Windows updates) is actually more memory-efficient than its predecessor. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) reported weak DRAM sales last week.