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The rambus is dead, long live the rambus!

The rambus is dead, long live the rambus!

It is likely to go down in PC history books as one of the most contradicting standards: Rambus. Hardly any other specification has seen major ups and downs in the past few years and an end does not seem to be in sight.

Rambus once became one of the developments par excellence in connection with the Pentium 4. And so for a short time it was the only memory that could get the P4 going - SD-RAM remained far behind on this platform. But Rambus was expensive. Too expensive, for the common home user, and even Intel's subsidies could do little to counteract it. Rambus seemed to flop and the Pentium 4 fluctuated with it. Until, yes, until alternative chipset manufacturers launched their own P4 chipsets designed for DDR RAM and even Intel released its own chip with the i845D and stabbed the 'stab in the back' of its own development. Now the subject of Rambus seemed to have been finally dealt with and filed. Because, as it soon turned out, the P4 on DDR RAM was only slightly slower in most applications than on Rambus. However, all of the market forecasts suddenly thwarted the storage prices. DDR RAM became more than 100% more expensive at the end of 2001, and RAM bus was suddenly an alternative that was worthwhile. And last but not least, the number of users interested in Rambus in our forum indicates that the standard is currently in its full bloom. And so it is fitting that the memory developer Rambus loudly announced the days that memory with a bandwidth of up to 100GB/s would be developed in the near future. It is said that people who are told dead live longer. Let's wait and see.