DDR333 memory will not be up to date until next year
With their KT333 and SIS745 chipsets, the chipset manufacturers VIA and SIS are making it clear that the new, faster memory will be the future. It remains to be seen whether the faster memory actually delivers more performance.
With the availability of the PC2700 memory modules it looks rather bad at the moment, only a few manufacturers are already producing the faster RAMs. Allegedly, DDR333 will only become the best seller next year and will therefore be available in large numbers. According to a roadmap from Nanya, Nanya plans to increase production of the PC2700 memory to 20 percent of total production capacity by the end of the year. Since the DDR266 (PC2100) memory has only recently become a mass product, and it is assumed that a new product line will take about 9 months to launch, mass sales are not expected before 2003. Only a few manufacturers have started the limited production of fast memory chips so far.