Intel is nu toch eindelijk overstag en zal support voor PC133 SDRAM aan z'n (i820?) chipsets toevoegen. EBN Online heeft de info:
Intel Corp. late today made it official: the company will add support of PC133 SDRAM to its chipset line, citing a near-term lack of availability of the Direct Rambus DRAM architecture it has been promoting for nearly three years.
[...] "It will be widely available in the market and the higher speed essentially comes at no extra premium, so why not use it?" MacWilliams said. "Basically it is lack of Direct RDRAM availability. We see PC133 as an interim memory co-existing with Direct Rambus through 2001," he added [break] De plannen van Intel om een eigen PC133 alternatief te ontwikkelen gaan dus waarschijnlijk niet door: [/break] Intel also confirmed that it will adopt the current PC133 industry standard, scotching earlier reports by EBN that the company might develop a slightly different 133-MHz specification. The company cautioned, however, that it is studying whether any interface changes may be needed to enable it to bring chipsets supporting the interface to market. [break] En om het nog leuker te maken zijn ze misschien ook nog van plan om DDR SDRAM te ondersteunen: [/break] However, Intel is seriously considering adding DDR support in its server chipsets, "based on what our OEMs are telling us," he added. Intel's DDR server interest may also be spurred by the disclosure earlier today by Reliance Computer Corp., San Jose, that most major server OEMs have endorsed its third-party DDR SDRAM-enabled chipset.