Coppermine using the .25 micron process is shipping next month on a PC100 BX motherboard. The 820 chipset is still on schedule for a September release. Rambus Christmas as Unclewest likes to call it.
Using the MTH bridge, the 820 Camino chipset will support PC133 according to the conference call. However, the ONLY reason to use PC133 instead of Rdram is availability and NOT performance or anything else. Intel was still concerned there won't be enough production in place by the 3rd quarter. That will change quickly.
In November, the PIII 600 using the .18 micron process will ship. This chip will only be supported on the 820 and 840 chipsets. Speaking of which, the 840 Carmel chipset will be the only chipset in September to have PC800 Rdram until sufficient quanities are manufactured for both. The 820 will start out using PC600 and PC700 Rdram.
Memory company Apacer, a subsidiary of Acer, will announce today it is to support the PC-133 memory standard.
At Computex last June, Apacer Direct Rambus modules were featured on the Intel stand, but a representative from the company told us that there were technical difficulties with the memory modules.
Apacer will team up with Philips Seminconductors to produce the memory.
In a statement, the company said: "Apacer is continually evolving their memory technology to keep in touch with the latest industry trends and future memory roadmaps."
Austin Chen, president of Apacer, said:"Customers today demand high-speed memory modules. We are developing all of these alternative technologies to insure are customers have total solutions available to them." �
Now look at their tiny product listing. What a joke! Just like techowner99.
No where in that "article"(if it qualifies as such) does it say Acer is dumping Rdram. It says the had some technical difficulties. Acer Semi is still a Rambus partner and is continuing to develop Rdrams.