The Register komt met een inmiddels vertrouwd bericht van Intel. Dit keer heeft de i840 Carmel (yep, dat is die chipset waar Rambus wél op werkt ) vertraging opgelopen. Hoewel het ding vorige maand al werd gereleased zijn i840 moederplanken nog in geen velden en wegen te bekennen:
The boxed Intel motherboard which supports the i840 workstation/server chipset is delayed, according to information at the company's site. Intel launched the i840 on the 25th of October and its partner Rambus Ink, heralded the OR840 motherboard on its Web site the same day.
The two firms made a song and a dance about the i840 and the associated mobo because here was a chipset, using Rambus memory, which actually worked. However, a message posted on the Intel site on the 4th of November last now only says that the boxed OR840 (formerly codenamed Outrigger), is due for release "later this year".
Intel has had a very bad mobo year, particularly with its i820 Caminogate chipset, which was launched to the sound of polite applause for Comdex, earlier this week.