"FB-DIMM development drawn to a close"

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  1. overcast macrumors 6502a

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  2. cube macrumors G4

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    I posted that this was on the way out a long time ago. Another reason not to get a Mac Pro, besides the obsolete CPU interface.
     
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  4. overcast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    When technology gets phased out, especially something like RAM that everyone needs. Prices skyrocket, there is not going to be a clearance on them. Look at old SIMMs for ancient servers. They are outrageously priced.
     
  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    FB-DIMM development may be dead, production won't stop so quickly. The price rising will likely happen, but FB-DIMM prices aren't going to double in price. It certainly sucks in that regard, but it was obviously going to happen and not alot you can do about it.
     
  6. cube macrumors G4

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    When PC133 went into limited production it kind of doubled the price.
     
  7. overcast thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Keep telling yourself that :)
     
  8. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Development and production are two different things. There will be FB-DIMMs for some time. As the article itself says about Kingstons new 800Mhz FB-DIMM.
     
  9. kinless macrumors regular

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    So this begs the question: should I buy the next Mac Pro if it still has FB-DIMMs?

    I've been waiting a long time to replace my aging Beige G3 and Pentium III with a Mac Pro. Obviously I'm holding out for the Penryns to make their way into the next revision, but what if they stick to using FB-DIMMs?

    I've fallen victim to the "waiting for the next thing" the last 5 years. I keep saying the next one will be it, but then I read crap like this and it makes me want to wait further. Hahaha.

    Maybe I should just wait for Nehalem... no wait! Grah.....
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    hey, that's my line. ;)

    anyways, right now the prices are cheap, so i guess we better jump on them now?
     
  11. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    So....are current Mac Pro owners worried about this?

    I've got 3GB of RAM now...but I might need to throw in another 2 or 4 GB to make sure this machine can last a while.

    I really don't want to see the RAM prices start to skyrocket anytime soon.

    What do people think?

    -Kevin
     
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    I think there are millions of FB-DIMM based systems out there, and millions more will be sold until, and after, Nehalem becomes available. And that while FB-DIMM prices may never be at the same level as cheap desktop memory, they aren't going to be much more expensive, if more expensive at all, than they are now.
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i just ordered 4GB, so i guess i'm a little worried
     
  15. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    RAMBUS???!!!

    Wasn't that the technology that was at the center of a huge price-fixing scandal some years back? :confused:
     
  16. slughead macrumors 68040

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    DDR and SD were also in price fixing at one point.

    RAMBUS is still fsking expensive though.
     
  17. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2007/09/28/fb-dimms-live-kingston
     
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    A very important distinction. Demand drives the market, not development.
     
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