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    Question quad bank memory?

    has anyone heard of this new technology? i read a little about it and they said it will be better than ddr-II..not sure though..

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    correction, its called quad band memory...

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    Did a google search on it and the second hit is for the QBM alliance: www.quadbandmemory.com.

    It looks like they're basically doing the same thing on a memory bus as the current P4 front side bus. They transfer 4-bits per clock cycle as opposed to 1 in sdram or 2 in ddr-sdram (I could give technical details, but you can find those at the site above).

    It sounds good, but I don't know if it will be as reliable as they say it will. According to their faq, the first chipsets that support it will be delivered by SiS and VIA -- and it wouldn't surprise me if it takes them a couple tries to get it right.

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    its cos its dual channel ddr aint it?

    it cant be QDR cos it doesnt technically do 4 instructions per clock...but rather QBM cos in a way it is

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    Originally posted by ninthebin
    its cos its dual channel ddr aint it?

    it cant be QDR cos it doesnt technically do 4 instructions per clock...but rather QBM cos in a way it is
    No dual channel is 4-bank memory. It's 128-bits wide, while single channel is 64, but runs at the same speed and thus is twice as fast.

    QBM looks like it really does transfer 4 bits per clock along a 64 bit bus. I suppose they could have called it 'QDR'. But since the mechanism is a little different than DDR maybe they figured QBM is a better name.

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    here is a link with some more info
    http://anandtech.com/chipsets/showdoc.html?i=1709

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