The Register bericht dat er bij mobofabrikanten nog steeds erg weinig vraag is naar moederborden met Rambus support. Moederborden met de nieuwe i820E chipset zijn wel ruimschoots aanwezig op de Computex, maar worden met weinig enthousiasme door fabrikanten gepromoot:
One major Taiwanese mobo maker told The Register today that there was little or no demand for mobos using Rambus, especially following the recent debacle over the withdrawal of 820 chipsets using the infamous memory translator hub.
Further, those mobo makers who support the grown-up brother of the 820, the 840 (formerly known as Carmel), are not exactly plugging that hard.
And the perils of the 820 Caminogate chipset seem to have had a knock-on effect on the launch of the 820E too. A representative at one mobo maker told us that his customers had lost faith in these solutions.
A quick look around numerous mobo names showed that while quite a few were showing 820E solutions, none seemed desperately excited in promoting them. On the other hand, the number of boards supporting the KX-133 chipset from Via were legion, and it does seem to have some real enthusiasm behind it. No wonder Intel is paranoid about Via.