Bij SystemLogic hebben ze een interview gepost met Intel. Hier heb je vast twee vragen:
SL: Tom (Tom's Hardware) recently showed that RDRAM performs slower and is costlier to implement than PC133, why is Intel so much against PC133?
Intel: Intel announced at the Intel Developer Forum on Sept. 1 that it will support PC133 SDRAM with a chipset in the first half of 2000. Intel is supporting SDRAM due to customer requests and DRAM vendors' ability to easily upgrade their PC100 die to PC133. However, RDRAM remains Intel's long-term memory goal, and Intel is on schedule to enable RDRAM via the Intel 820 chipset in September. We believe RDRAM performance advantages will become increasingly obvious as microprocessor frequencies continue to climb. RDRAM performance will scale with those frequency increases.
SL: Camino is for a 133 MHz motherboard, why increase to 133 FSB, and not 200 like AMD's Athlon? Since 400 MHz RDRAM (PC800) needs a memory bandwidth of a 200 MHz FSB, why would somebody buy this over PC600 (133 MHz bandwidth)?
Intel: We don't believe AMD's 200 MHz FSB is necessarily the best way to improve overall system performance. Intel has worked with the industry to design a balanced platform in the 820 chipset. Bottlenecks have been improved in all areas of the system. A faster FSB is of no use if memory bottlenecks still exist elsewhere in the system. Intel's studies have shown increasing sustained memory bandwidth going from PC600 to PC800 RDRAM within a 820 based platform.