Volgens een artikel van EBNews is Intel van plan om z'n eigen 133MHz SDRAM specs te creeŽren, die losstaan van de PC133 standaard zoals die o.a. door VIA en AMD wordt ondersteund. Zo te lezen gaat het alleen om een paar kleine timing verschillen:
Intel Corp.'s pending endorsement of 133-MHz SDRAM is likely to include a new set of interface specifications that will create a rival standard to the PC133 chips now coming onto the market, according to a variety of industry sources.
The new specifications, which Intel would not confirm, could include tighter timing parameters similar to the extensive engineering effort the company spearheaded prior to the introduction of PC100 SDRAM.
DRAM makers, PC OEMs, and analysts believe Intel will tweak the 133-MHz specs to gain control of the new memory chips' qualification process. A revised set of specifications could also give Intel chipsets supporting 133-MHz memory a competitive edge over chipsets from Via Technologies Inc. and other rivals using current PC133 designs, sources said.
"[Intel] is positioning itself to set up an alternate 133-MHz SDRAM spec to try to gain an advantage over Via and other independent chipset suppliers despite its late start," said Bob Merritt, an analyst for Semico Research Corp., Phoenix.