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The Intel Cape Cod (SDRAM) board, known as the CC820 will be released to the world at next week's Comdex. But the world will have to wait until December before it can plug and play with Intel's VC820 (Vancouver) motherboard. Intel, will, however, attempt to jump start its entry into the mass Rambus market by bundling 64Mb of Direct RDRAM with the Vancouver mobo, when it is ready to be sold in boxes, according to dealers familiar with the company's plans. It will also bundle 128Mb with its OR840 motherboard, according to other sources. Meanwhile, Intel seems to have another motherboard using the i820 Caminogate chipset up its corporate sleevies. This seems to be called the FB 820 (Fairbanks) and we know about its existence because the company has to obtain CE certification for products it wants to sell. The FB 820 is an NLX form factor mobo, with perhaps as many as three Rambus slots, with on board ATI Rage Pro VR and 16Mb of video RAM and on board soft audio. But, if it is released, it will not be a boxed board, but one for PC manufacturers, according to a source. The certification can be found here, which is how we know about it... ®

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