Ok, da's weinig verassend. The Register vroeg een aantal britse distributeurs naar de leverbaarheid van Rambus geheugens:
One problem will be buying the Direct RDRAM memory modules at a reasonable price, while the other problem will be actually finding the modules. Memory distributors, in the UK at least, are telling The Register that they do not expect RIMMs to arrive in any quantity until the beginning of next year.
Sukh Rayat, MD of UK distributor Flashpoint, told us two weeks ago that so far there is practically no demand for Rambus memories. John Byrne, joint MD of Vanguard, also in the UK, said his company was not expecting supplies until Q1 of next year. [break] En wat betreft het i820 Rambus fiasco: Intel kan gewoon geen fatsoenlijk planken in elkaar timmeren (overclockers wisten dat al veel langer ): [/break] However, third party manufacturers, such as Gigabyte and Chaintech, have, we understand, no real problems with supporting more than two RIMMs, which must be terribly aggravating for Intel.
The chip giant is, of course, covering its options by also developing chipsets which will support PC-133 and double data rate (DDR) memory. But these will not be ready until next year.