Camino chipset poses new lamps for old question

Where does the new i820 leave Solano II

Intel is keeping its card close to its corporate chest on when it will roll out its Solano II chipset, following the news last week that it will produce a combined DIMM-RIMM i820 in the very new future. Solano II (i815) is designed to support PC-133 memory, and according to our information will also have additional AGP4X facilities. Samples of Solano II have been with PC manufacturers for some weeks now, but it is unclear, given the new version of Camino, when Intel will roll out the chipset. It is also unclear how Intel will address the question of whether people should wait for the fresh revision of i820 or order machines using the existing two versions of the Camino chipset. The new rev of the i820 manages to combined both PC-100 memory and Rambus memory on the same motherboard. The existing version comes in two flavours -- one for synchronous PC-100 memory, and the other for Rambus memory. Intel said it will not comment on unannounced products. ® See also Fresh i820 chipset close to completion

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