Samsung announces high-speed RDRAM RIMM modules
Yesterday Samsung announced that it would increase the production of 1066 Rambus modules, and today they are already presenting 32-bit RIMM4200/3200 modules. The data throughput of the new module is 4.2 or 3.2 GByte/s and should cut costs by 50 percent.
The 'X32 RIMM 3200' modules are clocked at 400 MHz, while the ' X32 RIMM 4200 'modules can be operated at 533 MHz. Until now, you had to use at least two single-channel modules in a PC with RDRAM as main memory. The new modules now also enable stand-alone operation with the same output. So far, these 32-bit modules can only be used on the P4T533 from Asus and the just introduced 850E Max MS-6592 from MSI, as only these already provide support for RIMM4200. Samsung would like to continue to rely on Rambus in the future, as you can still see the future for high-end systems here.