Tomson schrijft: "Ace's Hardware maakt melding van het feit dat de meeste moederborden die zijn uitgerust met de i840 chipset geen gebruik maken van de Rambus mogelijkheden, maar SDRAM daarvoor in de plaats gebruiken (ondanks het performance verlies). Ze zien het somber in voor Rambus als dit zo doorgaat.":
A quick query of the motherboard makers has revealed that most motherboards based on Intel's i840, Intel's high-end chipset, support SDRAM instead of RDR RAM (Rambus). That is surprising, as the i840 with its dual Rambus channels and prefetch cache performs very well with Rambus. And using SDRAM on i840 requires the use of a MTH (Memory Translation Hub), which degrades performance significantly.
Even SuperMicro , the company which has always adopted Intel's technology very fast, has no i840 - Rambus board. The fact that Supermicro was one of the first to deliver a Rambus based i820 board (review here ), makes it even more interesting. Manufactures feel that Rambus is not reliable enough for the primary target market of i840: workstations and servers. Combine this with the fact that Timna, Intel's low end processor will also be able to work together with SDRAM, and that Intel's Merced en Foster (Willamette for Server) will use DDR SDRAM, and the future for Rambus looks very dark.