improves efficiency in PCs performance by allowing multiple software applications to use memory simultaneously.
Similarly, floating-point, computationally intensive tasks will gain some performance from both faster clock speeds and from the chip's internal branch prediction mechanisms (as well as from RDRAM
, if used).
will be available in 128Mb, 144Mb and 288Mb memory capacities, manufactured utilising the 0.17-micron design rule which allows 25% more chips to be made per wafer than was possible with second generation technology.
The new architecture requires less silicon area overhead than a comparable 288Mb RDRAM
created by expanding the conventional architecture used for today's 144Mb RDRAM
design, resulting in an eight percent smaller die size.
"Samsung Electronics is at least six months ahead of other DRAM manufacturers in completing development of the second-generation RDRAM
. Being the first to mass-produce the device for supply to PC manufacturers, the company expects to capture at least 60% of the world market for the high-speed devices," a company statement said at the time.
"Kingston's standard Rambus module testing process includes 100 percent testing of each module's I/O interface at 600MHz or 800MHz on the Hewlett-Packard(TM) HP83000 F1300 tester, and 100 percent testing of every RDRAM
core on our HP83000 F330 tester.
The Deskpro Workstation AP250 being offered to Wall Street Access customers comes configured with an Intel Pentium III processor at 733 MHz, 256KB full speed integrated L2 cache, Intel 820 chipset, 9.1 GB Ultra3 SCSI hard drive, 128MB of ECC RDRAM
, Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter Network Interface Card, 56K modem, 40X CD ROM, and the Matrox Millennium G400 Dual graphics board.
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Sony Corp, Nvidia Corp and PixelFusion Ltd have all said that they will be adopting Rambus DRAM (RDRAM
) technology for new graphics platforms.
Designed to run demanding applications in CAD, engineering and creative environments, the workstation incorporates Intel's 820 chipset and can be configured with a 733MHz Intel Pentium III processor, 128Mb RDRAM
and a 9.1Gb Wide Ultra3 SCSI hard drive.