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Scott Barbour had a query regarding Mike Magee's recent piece:

I would like to question a portion of your recent article listed above. Here's the area of my concern:

'Further, DDR memory, which is based on synchronous memory, is cheaper and faster than Ramboid memory. "The cheap nature of manufacturing DDR is the reason why Intel have a hard time with Rambus and why they are madly developing a DDR chipset (Brookdale I think) so that they can get to use the cheaper DDR memory. The fastest Rambus memory available now is actually slightly slower than the slowest DDR memory (PC1600) and it uses more power - Intel really did bet on the wrong horse this time."

On what data were these statements made? Who is being quoted here? The person suggesting that the fastest Rambus memory is slower than the slowest DDR must be misinformed. Until just a few months ago, PC1600 and PC2100 were known as PC200 and PC266 respectively. Simply changing the name of the speed grade for marketing purposes didn't make the chips run any faster. Could you clear this up for me?

Yes we can. According to Mike, the part in paragraphs is a direct quote from an AMD UK guy. So now you know.

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