The need for speed and the trouble with DDR2
Subject: Shows and Expos | September 29, 2006 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One thing that The Inquirer took away from IDF was a discussion with Corsair about the difficulty of making high speed DDR2 DIMMs. It turns out that the reason most DDR2 for sale is 667MHz is because it is really hard to make DIMMs that run properly at 800MHz, not to mention the Domiantor series coming out at 1111MHz.
"Right now, there just over 100 or so Dominator modules available world-wide, which only speaks of how difficult, is to build a premium
memory. For the best memory-clocked scores, Corsair recommends AMD's Socket AM2 platform just as GeIL and OCZ do. Intel's platform still
awaits the magical chipset (memory controller, that is) which will propel Conroes into the stratosphere of system bandwidth."
Here are some more Shows and Expos articles from around the web:
SHOWS AND EXPOS
- Intel Previews Potential Replacement for Flash @
- Do We Really Need Quad-Core? @ ExtremeTech
- Core 2 Extreme Quad Performance @ ExtremeTech
- Quad Cores: Intel Kentsfield Preview @ AnandTech
- Motherboards that work with Kentsfield @ AnandTech
- IDF Fall 2006 Update (Part 1) @
- Kensfield benchmarked - IDF September '06 Bulletin @