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A semiconductor analyst has written a piece about Rambus and synchronous DRAM which appears to damn the former and praise the latter. Bert McComas, over at InQuest, has posted a lengthy piece comparing the performance between DDR (double data rate) memory and Rambus. According to McComas, there is no perceptible performance benefit from moving to the Rambus platform, despite vaunted figures flourished by Intel at its last Developer Forum in September. The critique is bound to spark further controversy about whether Rambus is really a technology end users need. ® *We'd have written this one earlier, but we were in Ypres, looking at a joint venture between Lernout & Hauspie and Intel. When we got back to famous London train station Waterloo, an over officious customs official detained us while he checked out our aspirin bottle to see whether the pills inside were prohibited substances. Of course, they weren't, and aren't...

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