It's also very interesting to note that two of the chip sets prominent manufacturer Acer Laboratories has on its road map "support Direct Rambus DRAM," its customers say. Both the high-end Aladdin K7 II and III will support AMD's forthcoming K7 microprocessor.
In the hierarchy one customer presented, the Aladdin K7 I will ship in the third quarter, with 100-MHz frontside bus support for PC133 SDRAM. By the third quarter of 2000, the customer said, the Aladdin K7 III would replace, not complement, the K7 I with a 133-MHz frontside bus and Direct RDRAM support. Acer Labs' Aladdin Pro III for the Pentium II and III reportedly includes PC133 support, but the company is still awaiting a P6 bus license from Intel.