Van Smith van Tom's Hardware Guide heeft een verslag van de tweede Computex dag online gemikt, met helaas wat minder interessant nieuws dan het artikel van gisteren. Van beleefde een close encounter met een pratend moederbord van MSI, liep tegen een koperen heatsink van Neng TYI en babbelde wat met de designer van de Virtual Channel Memory specificatie:
The Acer group is a large companies that range from Ali to Aopen to Acer computers to Apacer. I met with Apacer to discuss their memory technologies. Apacer works closely with NEC and in my meeting, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jeffery H. Lee, a Californian who works for NEC and is the designer of Virtual Channel Memory (VCM).
[...] Although I had heard of VCM before, I had never thought to give it much attention because it had been written off early by several other web sites before I came on board Tom's Hardware Guide. However, after speaking with Mr. Lee, I am now very interested in evaluating this technology. Not only does it promise reduced latencies, but benchmark results that Mr. Lee and NEC's Misao Higuchi showed me reveal startling increases in bandwidth on benchmarks such as StreamD over SDRAM. VCM is an open JEDEC standard and will be no more expensive than comparable SDRAM. The technology will be rolled into DDR versions as well.
Mr. Lee and Mr. Higuchi promised that Tom's Hardware Guide will be provided with the new, updated 128MB VCM in about a month. We will certainly endeavor to review this technology swiftly because the design details Mr. Lee explained were intelligent and seemed extremely relevant to performance flaws innate to current memory technologies.
Hier nog een paar schone plaatjes van de koperen Neng TYI heatsinks: