Wie trek heeft in een snelle reep SDRAM moet bij IBM zijn, want die heeft zojuist z'n eerste samples PC133 SDRAM uit de bakkerij gehaald. MaximumPC heeft wat info:
First chipset makers expressed support for the PC133 spec, now Big Blue said it is braced to produce RAM that also goes against Intel's memory road map.
IBM said it has sampled PC133 SDRAM chips and plans to produce it in volume by the second quarter. Just this week, chipset makers VIA , Acer Labs, and SIS pledged support for PC133.
AMD and other x86 CPU makers are expected to benefit from the incremental increase in speed.
Intel has endorsed Direct Rambus SDRAM as the next memory architecture. But critics say that Intel's memory plans will be a painful and sweeping transition for OEMs who would be happier with a slower evolution. Critics also say Intel will reap profits from a jump to Rambus because of its investment in Rambus.
"Our memory customers have expressed a strong interest in PC133 as an evolutionary step between PC100 and DDR," said IBM marketing manager Walter Lange.
DDR or Double Data Rate DRAMS are also viewed as another step toward the high bandwidth-and expensive-Direct Rambus spec Intel backs.