Sharky Extreme heeft een interview met Michael Sporer van Lucky Goldstar, o.a. bekend van hun geheugen reepjes. Hier een vraag over het potentieel van Rambus RDRAM:
Let's be realistic here. RAM has always played second fiddle to CPU technology in terms of marketing and getting credit for system performance. Rambus technology will enable future CPUs to run at their full potential by eliminating the potential bottlenecks that would occur if you were using a traditional memory architecture.
You cannot take a system architecture *of today* which is not limited by memory performance and expect to see an improvement... because there is nothing to improve upon. But with faster CPU busses, increased AGP demand and increased I/O requirements it is apparent that drastic changes are needed.
From a technical perspective the initial implementations of Rambus have a peak bandwidth that's 200% better than PC100 and an effective bandwidth of up to 300% better. You can draw your own conclusions about performance differences. In addition, Rambus requires about 25% of the pins and interconnect wires from the chipset to the memory, so if you could use the same number of pins already in use by SDRAM you could have 4x the performance over the first Direct Rambus implementations.