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Old 01-03-2006, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default AMD may use RAMBUS DDR2

AMD has licensed patents from Rambus which will include the technology used in DDR2, DDR3, FB-DIMM and XDR controllers. AMD might use Rambusí DDR2 technology (not necessarily use their Intel counterpart's Rambus SDRAM, but supporting technology) in its first processors supporting the standard to be released in the second quarter.

Rambus Signs Patent License Agreement with AMD
http://www.rambus.com/news/pressrelease.aspx?id=104
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Awesome...can't wait for AM2 and what it'll do with DDR2.
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Default Re: AMD may use RAMBUS DDR2

Rambus DDR2? Is that really any better than regular DDR2 SDRAM? And why Rambus DDR2? What about that XDR thing?
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Default Re: AMD may use RAMBUS DDR2

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Rambus DDR2? Is that really any better than regular DDR2 SDRAM? And why Rambus DDR2? What about that XDR thing?

Actually, it's all of them...


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The license includes Rambus patents used in the design of DDR2, DDR3, FB-DIMM, PCI Express* and XDRô controllers as well as other current and future high-speed memory and logic controller interfaces.
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Default Re: AMD may use RAMBUS DDR2

Alright, lol, sorry, overlooked that, but, damn...DDR2, DDR3, AND XDR? Isn't it going a little over the top?
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Default Re: AMD may use RAMBUS DDR2

XDR is overkill. Heck, the system hardware won't even utilize the full capabilities of XDR.
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What's the difference with DDR2, DDR3, and XDR?
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DDR2 is fast, DDR3 faster, and XDR out of this world fast
DDR2 is getting really good now. You can get Corsair 5400ULs with 3-2-3-8 timings (something like that) Low timings are really nice to have with DDR2.
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