Several PC makers have finally introduced computers using the long-delayed, next-generation Rambus memory.
Compaq, Dell and IBM introduced new workstations at the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas using the Intel 820 and another chipset, the 840, which has yet to begin shipping in volume.
The introduction of Rambus-based systems has been a struggle. Analysts estimate that manufacturers produced 100,000 to 1 million motherboards based on a defective “three-slot” specification for the memory implementation.
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