FPS3D.com heeft een artikeltje gebakken over de huidige situatie bij Intel, waar men de ene naar de andere wazige stap zet (Rambus dat trager is dan PC133, i820 chipset die de oude BX niet bij kan houden, i810 chipset die niet met PIII's overweg kan, PIII-600 die dankzij voltage tweaking stabiel wordt gehouden enz.). Hier een hap uit dat artikel:
Probably the #1 biggest of Intel's problems right now. They successfully convinced nearly every memory manufacturer that Rambus RAM (known more commonly as RIMMs or RDRAM) was the future of memory. Now this would be a great thing, because RDRAM is great on paper. However, everyone who has tested RDRAM so far has not only found it to be up to 6 times as expensive as PC133 RAM, but also far slower. We're talking 15-30% slower with the only variables being RAM and Rambus-supporting Intel Camino motherboard; and the Camino motherboard came direct from Intel!
After repeatedly denying that they were even remotely considering or testing PC133 in-house, Intel finally came out of the closet just over a month ago saying that they were considering PC133 support in their Camino chipset, as well as Rambus support. The catch? If it does end up supporting PC133 it will probably be through an interpretor chip, which means a nasty performance hit.