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So I was crusing the web and saw some comment on it from the Inquirer. I went to Rambus's website and did a little checking on this XDR ram. It sounds very sweet and looks like it would make todays ram very obsolete.

Anyway, I watched this little video stream they have on it and was intrigued. http://www.rambus.com/us/products/xdr_xdr2/index.html

That will get you there.

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Yes but it was still very awesome ram. A friend of mine has a system with Rdram and he loves that stuff he only has 512 mb but it runs like a raped ape. Only downside is that it costs so flippin much.

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Yes but it was still very awesome ram. A friend of mine has a system with Rdram and he loves that stuff he only has 512 mb but it runs like a raped ape. Only downside is that it costs so flippin much.

 

Well, that's probably just psychological. RDRAM only has 16-bit bus (while the old SDRAM has 64-bit) and no more bandwith than PC133 (or PC166, can't remember) SDRAM. And the latencies is much, much higher and RDRAM was slower in most benchmarks than SDRAM. Also, as you mentioned, it was much more expensive due to the complexity of the modules, also draw much more power and therefore producing much more heat (hence the heatspreaders). RDRAM was a joke, and so is Rambus. What they did to survive was joining JEDEC, then stole and patented several standards, then went suing companies in JEDEC for using their own technology. http://vendors.bluwiki.org/#Rambus

 

It's the same with these, high frequency but only 16-bit bus so they aren't that much faster than normal DDR2 if I've understood it correctly.

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