Volgens bronnen van The Register zullen de eerste (ongefixte) i820 modderplanken met twee RIMM slots eind november ge´ntroduceerd worden. Ook heeft The Register verzonnen dat Intel wellicht een Lite versie van de i840 server chipset gaat bouwen, de i840 staat namelijk wel sympathiek tegenover configuraties met meer dan 2 RIMMetjes:
And an Intel customer, who does not wish to be named, has now told us that he is expecting his two-RIMM mobos to arrive in late November.
Another Intel customer says that the embarrassment is even greater because its Cape Cod mobo -- which uses SDRAM is ready to roll and works perfectly, but the company will not release it until its so-called flagship mobo, the Rambus-based Vancouver, is ready to roll.
Sources close to Intel's plans add that it is under enormous pressure to ship the i820 mobo this year, otherwise it will lose enormous face both with Rambus Ink and the other six members of the Seven Dramurai.
[...] As we reported earlier this week, the i840 chipset has no such Rambus problems, and that has prompted speculation that Intel may create an i840 lite for the desktop market.
According to the slide, entitled Intel 840/820 Status Update W42.1, the i840 remains on target for W44 (that's next week, for us mere mortals on the planet earth).