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Series production of DDR333 RAM

Series production of DDR333 RAM

After the first PC2700 RAM modules appeared a few weeks ago, Nanya Technologie, a large chip manufacturer from Taiwan, announced the mass production of DDR333 RAM. 120,000 chips with 128 Mbit have already been shipped.

Manufacturers such as Micron or Samsung, on the other hand, have apparently not yet got beyond the test phase for PC2700-RAM. The DDR333 components are clocked at 166 MHz and offer a bandwidth of 2.7 GBit/s, hence the name PC2700. Compared to common DDR266 RAM (133 MHz clock rate), DDR333 RAM should offer up to 30 percent higher memory performance, be downward compatible and also work with clock rates of 100 MHz and 133 MHz. The introduction will happen shortly after the introduction of the first motherboards whose chipsets support PC2700 memory, such as the SiS645. More PC2700 chipsets are expected early next year.