DDR-II RAM: 5.3GB/sec bandwidth

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by peter2002, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. peter2002 macrumors 6502

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    If Apple wants to send its new workstations into the stratosphere, they need to have the new Dual Channel 333 DDR RAM. It has a bandwidth up to 5.3GB/sec. It is also known as DDR-II RAM.

    Intel based systems are getting it next month. The new ram and chipsets are causing a big stink because for the first time RAMBUS RDRAM, which is party owned by Intel, will be #2 in bandwidth performance. Plus the new DDR-II RAM will be a lot cheaper than RDRAM.

    http://www.eetimes.com/semi/news/OEG20020809S0036

    Check out bandwidth here:
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?threadid=506435&perpage=15&pagenumber=1
     
  2. nixd2001 macrumors regular

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    Re: DDR-II RAM: 5.3GB/sec bandwidth

    There's no doubt that more memory bandwidth is needed - almost certainly more useful than MHz at present to Apple.

    But there may be other ways to achieve this, plus this 5.3GB/S doesn't quite tie up with the 6.4GB/S that's already been associated with 970.

    I think we should let the week play out and get some more hard facts on the 970 and see what the ideas are.

    One (horrible) thought is that 970s may be available mid'03 but some snazzy new memory technology may not be...
     

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