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Leak 2 Confidential Slides seen by The Register over the weekend show that AMD is telling its resellers to visit our site, in order to see that double data rate (DDR) memory is better than Rambus. That, by the way, is not a conclusion we've ever come to.

And this is a seal of approval that doesn't necessarily do us a great deal of good, we have to say.

The slide discusses the merits of the two memory technologies, and AMD's view that while Rambus RIMMs have decreased in cost, Intel has had difficulty in implementing the platform and "almost no-one else has shipped a chipset" or mobo product

Further, AMD says that DDR will have only a five per cent cost penalty until the second half of next year. While the layout and design of mobos using DDR are more challenging than SDRAM, AMD, SiS, ServerWorks, Ali, Via and "apparently Intel" itself will use DDR memories. AMD and Micron are in cahoots to produce DDR memory, it seems.

While AMD admits that maximum bandwidth with either type of memory can be similar, it claims that 266MHz DDR is faster than Rambus.

Other Web sites "recommended" to resellers by AMD include Inqst and Tom's Hardware. We are described as a "Computer Industry Rumors" site.

AMD has never advertised with our publication. Intel has. So draw your own conclusions. ®

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