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The Right To Sponge?

Intel has decided not to license Centrino technology to competitors like Via or SiS. The general reaction is that this is a terrible, terrible thing. It’s Santa Clara, Not Santa Claus Intel plans to heavily promote Centrino, promote as in Read More

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QuadroRDRAM

Sometime late next summer or early fall, Rambus will come up with its answer to dual channel DDR: quad channel RDRAM. Should you care? Cost Premium RDRAM seems to be running at a 50%+ premium over high-end DDR. A typical Read More

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To Be Or Not To Be

Intel doesn’t think it will have to go to a 64-bit desktop until 2008 or 2009, despite AMD heading down that road with Hammer and Apple probably following with an IBM chip which looks a lot like MacHammer. Two Approaches Read More

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Turbo or Turtle

We spoke about RAMdrives yesterday and in part wondered if modern/soon-to-be motherboards could accomodate the 4Gb of RAM needed to do it right. It doesn’t look that way. Intel effectively released its DDR400 “Turbo” standard by listing modules that passed Read More