Van Transcend ontving ik een persbericht waarin zij aankondigen dat zij per direct beginnen aan de levering van PC200 en PC266 DDR SDRAM modules. Het begon er al op te lijken dat er bij de introductie van de AMD760 chipset helemaal geen DDR geheugenmodules beschikbaar waren, maar als Transcend kan leveren is dat probleem bij deze opgelost. Nu maar met z'n allen hopen dat het allemaal betaalbaar is... Hier is de pressrelease:
Taipei, Taiwan, October 12, 2000/Various Agencies -- Transcend Information, Inc. the professional memory manufacturer is proud to announce the release of the DDR (Double Data Rate) 200/266 Synchronous Memory Module.
Eric Huang, the Memory Product Manager stated, "The DDR products launched by Transcend at this time are the DDR 200/266 series, with capacities of 128MB and 256MB; and, a form factor that is 184-pin. Compared with current SDRAM modules, the operating speed has been raised, and the working voltage reduced to 2.5 volts. The lower voltage will result in savings on power consumption."
The bandwidth of DDR200 is double that of the PC100, with a maximum speed up to 1.6GB per second. The bandwidth of DDR266 is also double that of the PC133, and can attain a speed of 2.1GB per second. DDR is a natural evolution of SDRAM. It samples data at both the rising and falling edges of the clock. Since the sampling rate of the DDR series has been doubled from that of SDRAM, frequency is more critical than usual.
1. Specifications follow JEDEC Standard No. 21-C
2. 184 pin DIMM
7. CAS latency: 2, 2.5
8. Low power demand: 2.5V VDD/VDDQ
Established in 1988, Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend) is one of the world's largest memory manufacturers, with a current range of over 2000 memory products. It was the first company in Taiwan to gain the ISO 9001 certification in memory products and the first company in the world to offer memory with a lifetime guarantee. Transcend broke into the motherboard market in 1998 and now offers award-winning designs for both Slot 1, Socket 370 and Slot A processors, with a plethora of chipsets, form factors and leading edge features. Transcend is one of the few companies to ensure that every motherboard component is Intel approved.