Ik zag bij EBN een interessant nieuwsbericht over de release van de Intel Camino chipset. Als ik deze info hieronder goed begrepen heb dan gaat Intel eerst een brakke chipset releasen met support voor 'maar' 600MHz Rambus, die enkele weken later gevolgd zal worden door de release van de 'echte' Camino chipset met support voor Rambus DRAMs tot 800MHz. Check it:
Intel Corp. will launch its Camino chip set in two stages, thus delaying its support for high-speed Direct Rambus DRAM by at least a few weeks, according to a number of Intel customers.
While a version of the Camino, or 820 chip set as it is officially known, will indeed ship as scheduled during the third quarter, industry sources said the device will support only 600-MHz Direct Rambus DRAM, the slowest speed defined in the Rambus memory specification.
A second, full-fledged Camino chip set supporting 600-, 700-, and 800-MHz Direct RDRAM will ship at least a few weeks later, and possibly not until November, according to Intel customers.
While it acknowledged the existence of two Camino "skews," Intel said the chip set schedule is still on track. An Intel spokesman reiterated "that the 820 ships in Q3. We're definitely going to hit Q3." He would not say specifically when either skew will ship.