PC2700 RAM with low demand
There are already mainboards with corresponding chipsets and DDR-RAM with PC2700 specification, but the demand is still limited. Allegedly, this is due to Intel and the PC manufacturers who don't really dare to use the new technology.
Intel has stuck to Rambus RAM for a long time and will only bring corresponding chipsets onto the market from around the middle of the year, and the price for the increased performance of PC2700 RAM is too high for PC manufacturers. Only when processors support the higher FSB clock rate of 166 MHz should the switch to the faster RAM be worthwhile. Only Nanya already manufactures PC2700 RAM - but only with a yield of 30 percent. All other manufacturers test PC2100 components (133 MHz) with a rate of 166 MHz and then sell them as PC2700 RAM. Nevertheless, the mainboard manufacturers assume that 30-40 percent of all mainboards with PC2700 support will be sold by the end of the year.