Rambus with ambitious goals
Rambus has set itself great goals again and plans to accelerate the speed of its own storage technology RDRAM (Rambus DRAM) many times over by 2005.
According to Rambus, this should be achieved in several steps. Firstly, one wants to increase the working clock of the memory from the current 800 MHz again and finally fix it at 1200 MHz. Second, the number of integrated circuits will be greatly increased in order to send 64 bits per cycle instead of the 16 bits that are common today. This would raise the maximum data transfer rate to a gigantic 9.6 GBit/s. The plans for the improved RAM bars are to come onto the market as 800, 1066 and 1200 MHz variants. The company announced that the goal is to adapt the memory to the steadily increasing performance level of the CPUs. In addition, Rambus will continue to try to finally make its own memory mass compatible and thus, albeit belatedly, to create the breakthrough. 1. The lower clocked modules and the reduced production costs should contribute to this. According to a spokesman, Rambus and the memory manufacturers have already been able to reduce production costs almost to the level of SDRAM. The reason for the still too high prices is the demand.