SCOOP: Pentium 4 will support SDRAM

Intel Corp. will announce today plans to support Synchronous Dynamic RAM in its next-generation Pentium chip -- a move that will allow PC makers to reduce the cost of Pentium 4 systems.

Intel Corp. will announce today plans to support Synchronous Dynamic RAM in its next-generation Pentium chip -- a move that will allow PC makers to reduce the cost of Pentium 4 systems. A new chipset will support 133MHz DRAM -- known as PC133 -- for the Pentium 4, which is scheduled for release in the second half of 2001. Intel (intc) officials say Rambus Direct RAM will continue to be the memory of choice for the performance desktop. But the announcement acknowledges the need for a memory technology that allows computer makers to make Pentium 4 systems for the mainstream market. Full story. -- John G. Spooner, ZDNet News

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