According to EBN, Intel Corp. is lobbying behind the scenes to accelerate the development of 400MHz double-data-rate SDRAM to match memory clock speeds to the company’s 400MHz IA-32 quad-pumped processor bus. Cited sources say the Intel platform’s parallel data access run more efficiently when memory and processor buses run at the same frequency.
Memory and third-party chipset makers vendors are working with the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council (JEDEC) to agree on the 400MHz DDR-II standard. Intel, according to EBN, has become increasingly involved in that process during the last year,
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