Bij HardwareCentral is een artikel online gekieperd waarin de korte termijn plannen van Intel en AMD eens met elkaar vergeleken worden. Oftewel weer eens een leuk AMD vs. Intel verhaaltje voor de verandering:
This article has provided an overview of the battle plans from both sides of the chipmakers war, but itís still too early to say how the battles will play out. One of the key issues so far this year has been L2 cache and memory technology, both of which have been leaned on to open up the memory bandwidth bottleneck. The problems in this area can normally be resolved at the cost of a price premium. As time moves on, technological advances will bring price down, so the price/performance trade-off will be less of an issue. Itís been a painful time for RDRAM so far; the introduction of such a high-priced RAM has hurt Intel. With numerous problems experienced with RDRAM chipsets, Rambus has had to try and keep people looking to the future, rather than focussing on its rather messy present.
DDR SDRAM will certainly give current SDRAM a major bandwidth boost, but beyond that the future of SDRAM is uncertain. Although the technology for TDR (Triple Data Rate) RAM does exist, Iíve heard no firm plans for its use in PCs. My recommendations for the coming months is to take advantage of the high-speed battle, and grab a cheap Coppermine or Athlon for a nice price.