Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
is a revolutionary technology. Rather than building on previous
memory types, Rambus incorporates significant changes. Rambus RIMM
modules operate at a maximum frequency of 400MHz and use clock doubling
to allow for 800MHz performance. This high-speed operation is offset
by reducing the bus width from 64 bits to 16 bits. Rambus utilizes
an impedance matched channel to ensure high performance and stability.Current
Rambus systems are based on either the Intel 820 or 840 chipset.
The 840 offers enhanced performance by using two channels instead
of one. Systems applications include high-end desktop and workstation
16-bit Rambus RDRAM memory (184 pins)
184 pin modules are available as RDRAM PC800, PC1066 and PC1200 from
Samsung, Kingston and OCZ. RDRAM Samsung Memory. This is the most common type of RDRAM
used in many new Pentium 4 systems.
32-bit Rambus RDRAM memory (232 pins)
232 pin modules are available as PC800, PC1066 and PC1200 from
Samsung and OCZ. These modules are suitable for the relatively
new motherboards with support for 32-bit RDRAM, such as the ASUS
P4T533, MSI MS-6592 and EPoX EP-4T4A+.
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