Acer will support RamBus for consumer PC's
Acer Labs, in Taipei, Taiwan, announced Tuesday that it has licensed 800MHz memory-interface technology from Rambus. Th company said this will make the higher speeds of Rambus -1.6 gigabytes per second of peak bandwith from a single device- available to more affordable PC's.
"With Rambus memory support, the PC owner will enjoy ample performance for CPU-intensive, video, and 3D graphics programs and games," said Chin Wu, President of Acer Labs. "Rambus technology is a key element in our new products and will be a primary interface to DRAM for PC main-memory controllers for 1999 and beyond."
Acer Labs. plans to introduce a new generation of PC chip sets with Rambus memory support this year. "ALI's record of being able to quickly ramp leading-edge PC chip sets in high volume will help accelerate the proliferation of the Rambus memory througout the entire PC market", said Dave Mooring, Vice President and general manager of the PC Product Division of Rambus, in Mountain View, Caif.