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SiS makes RDRAM chipset, Intel drop's the i855 WTF

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October 31, 2001 6:47:14 PM

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SiS making Rdram chipset for the P4. There the sercet company rambus was talking about. Then i hear the i855 (pc1066 rdram) is dumped and the i850e is being used instead. Is the SiS RDRAM chipset rambus savor for using PC1066 im guessing.

If SiS is making a RDRAM chipset for the P4 will they make one for the Athlon and spread this disease that was always on the Intel Platform ?

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October 31, 2001 8:32:02 PM

I'd love to see RDRAM+AMD, just to see what would happen.
BTW, what's the i850e?

I hope the SiS chipset turns out well. The 735 certainly did.

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October 31, 2001 9:11:28 PM

Burger

RDRam is designed to perform better at higher lockspeeds (in my understanding) So, since Athlons are designed to do more work per cycle and be lower clock speed, Athlons likely would suffer a performance degradation if coupled with RDRam, which is probably why AMD, though they hold an RDRam bus license?, likely won't be coupling Athlons with RDRam anytime soon.

It's my understanding that Hammer, like Athlon, is designed to do exceptional amounts of calculations per cycle (perhaps 20 or 30% more per cycle than Athlon) and Hammer will only intro at around 2Ghz....a speed similar to what Athlon will likely approach when Hammer hits the market.

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October 31, 2001 9:16:07 PM

Agreed, but I still think it'd be interesting to see what comes of it.
I'm not going to buy one, mind you.

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October 31, 2001 9:23:35 PM

i850e supports the 133(533) FSB + maybe ICH4 south bridge besides that its just the i850. i855 was to support Quad Channel PC1066 RDRAM + ICH4 south bridge + 133(533) FSB.

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November 1, 2001 4:23:21 AM

1 Thing to do it release a P4 with 533FSB who i have still seen yet.In any case is must be done for Dual DDR or Pc1066.Same thing goes for AMD release a faster FSB before thinking of faster memory subsystem.

When (if) AMD release there new FSB there will go with there old friend via/SIS/ALI with a syncronize FSB with DDR33 or with there new friend nvisia 133*4 for dual DDR2100.

AMD and intel must make choice.Some time a bad choice can cost a lot.

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November 2, 2001 1:39:33 AM

Good Work Juin

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November 2, 2001 3:39:09 AM

Zengeos:

If one processor does more than another processor in a given time, then the processor probably request more memory to be read in that time, and high Bandwidth would be even more important.

Why the opposite?
November 2, 2001 3:47:20 AM

Quad Channel PC1066 RDRAM

To what i have read

They will release Pc 800 after pc 1066 after pc 1200 and restart the proccese in Quadra channel

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November 2, 2001 6:57:38 AM

Yeah, for once I agree with juin, amd and intel need to choose their next step soon in regards to fsb increases.

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