Silicon Insider heeft een tweede artikel over Rambus gepubliceerd. Hier een lichte schep uit het verhaaltje (de rest gaat veel dieper):
With regard to DRDRAM, there are powerful business interest currently lined up against each other. One side, led by Intel and Rambus Inc., wants to promote the widespread adoption of Rambus memories in personal computers, while the opposing side (which apparently includes most memory manufacturers) would like to see this process prevented or at the very least slowed down. A propaganda war has already started and both sides will continue to release a flurry of benchmarks, white papers, and endorsements from \"independent\" market analysts in their favor.
Do the early adopters of Rambus-based PCs get value for their money, or simply get expensive memory with high clock rates but little to show for it? To a large extent that depends on how you use your computer. My personal opinion is that for the vast majority of users the evolutionary path (PC100 to PC133 to DDR) will be both cheaper and offer better performance for conventionally architected PCs (i.e. chipset based systems with powerful graphics cards incorporating large, high bandwidth local memories). However, I will present a pair of benchmark examples, one in favour of Rambus and one against Rambus, and dissect them to show what critical observers should look for and consider in weighing such evidence to make up their own mind.