10/30/2000: AMD continues in head: memory DDR and mikes with bus to 266 MHz
In a way that we might qualify of "encompassed" (almost simultaneously in Tokyo, Taipei and Paris), AMD throws today officially to the market his new chipset AMD-760, which is characterized for supporting the memory DDR-SDRAM (Double Data Rate-SDRAM) of the types PC1600 and PC2100.
This memory is an evolution of the current memory SDRAM, probably more acquaintance under the names of PC100 and PC133. Thanks to the fact that it uses doubly every sign of clock, the double obtains an effective band exactly that the normal SDRAM of the same MHz, with a similar cost.
The support of the industry to this type of memory is entire, with manufacturers of the size of Micron, Samsung, Infineon, Hyundai, IBM... Everything opposite to what it happens with the polemic Rambus-DRAM, due fundamentally to his high cost and to the position of clash of the company Rambus.
To make use of the yield of the memory DDR, AMD has presented also three new mikes Athlon with 266 MHz bus and speeds of 1,2 GHz, 1,13 GHz and 1 GHz, the last one to "only 385 $. The first teams, of the hand of MicronPC and NEC, are already available.
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ROUTE presents his chipsets for 266 MHz DDR-SDRAM
Basic badges with memory DDR at the end of October