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Intel is now making DDR RAM the standard too

Intel is now making DDR RAM the standard too

As Anand Chandrasekher said in an interview with TecChannel, DDR-type memory will also become standard at Intel in 2002. According to Chandrasekher, it will have the largest share in the market for consumer devices, while Rambus memory is only seen as a niche product for high-end workstations.

It depends entirely on how the price for DDR RAM develops in order to use DDR memory in the low-cost segment served by the Celeron series. At present, Intel does not yet offer its own DDR platforms. The P3/Celeron series is supplied with PC133 SDRAM by the in-house i815 chipset, while the Pentium4 can also access this memory via the i845. At the moment, however, this only unfolds its full potential with a Rambus memory that is significantly higher in price. Starting next year, the i845 chipset with DDR support will close this gap and finally make the Pentium4 more competitive in terms of price for home users. On the Rambus issue, Chandrasekher, Vice President and Marketing Director of the Intel Architecture Group, said that this whole thing is a bit unfortunate, but once a decision is made, it is made. It sounds a lot like Intel, one of the last proponents of Rambus technology, is slowly joining the swan song for the products of the small Californian company Rambus, Inc.