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Cheaper computer memory is on the horizon thanks to this RAM breakthrough


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A new way of designing the basic component that goes into every single system memory could herald a new era of cheap, power-sipping D-RAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory).

 

Research organization imec recently presented a new technology that foregoes the use of storage capacitors and uses two indium-gallium-zinc-oxide thin-film transistors (IGZO-TFTs).

Source:https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/cheaper-computer-memory-is-on-the-horizon-thanks-to-this-ram-breakthrough 

 

Nice if it comes to pass.

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On 1/5/2021 at 7:48 AM, schuck6566 said:

lol, just don't let it be RD-RAM

 

 

 

Why are you so against RD-RAM. Before you respond back make sure you actually understand the Rambus story, not what you were told on the internet by people or websites that we mislead back in the day. I prefer actual facts, like court documents.

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Nothing against them but remembering back I think this guy said it as I recalled it.

 

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RAMBUS now makes its living off lawsuit awards and royalties. RAMBUS ram was overpriced and had very high latency. DDR surpassed it in performance and price and RAMBUS became irrelevant.

 

After this happened, they managed to piss off almost every member of JEDEC , an international standards committee. RAMBUS was one of the companies who contributed to the DDR memory standard in cooperation with other companies. These companies were suppose to have access to each other's contributions without royalties as it was supposed to be a cooperatively developed open standard. Well RAMBUS decided to change its business model to one based on suing everyone for using technology they contributed to the ddr memory standard after patenting their contributions after the fact. There were also accusations RAMBUS patented other companies open contributions and then sued them for infringement.

 

Source:https://hardforum.com/threads/whatever-happened-to-rambus.1774714/#post-1040093286

 

Not a document but those were the points I recall.

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17 minutes ago, Paradigm said:

 

 

 

 

Why are you so against RD-RAM. Before you respond back make sure you actually understand the Rambus story, not what you were told on the internet by people or websites that we mislead back in the day. I prefer actual facts, like court documents.

lol, believe it or not,I've actually had a system using RD-RAM. The 1.3 Ghz P4 willamette and I've STILL got the ram I purchased for it. My complaint was the cost compared to sdram sticks. :)

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8 hours ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Nothing against them but remembering back I think this guy said it as I recalled it.

 

 

Source:https://hardforum.com/threads/whatever-happened-to-rambus.1774714/#post-1040093286

 

Not a document but those were the points I recall.

 

Oh man, remember the rumors flying around about the 7970 using XDR2 before it was announced? ?

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16 hours ago, Sir Beregond said:

 

Oh man, remember the rumors flying around about the 7970 using XDR2 before it was announced? ?

I actually don't remember that...was a long while ago.

 

I remember being excited about HBM... Until the price lol.

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On 1/13/2021 at 1:43 PM, schuck6566 said:

lol, believe it or not,I've actually had a system using RD-RAM. The 1.3 Ghz P4 willamette and I've STILL got the ram I purchased for it. My complaint was the cost compared to sdram sticks. :)

 

Just remember that cost had nothing to do with Rambus but instead was a result of illegal activates from the big Three memory manufactures. RDRAM was very expensive and DDR was so artificially cheap. 

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7 hours ago, Paradigm said:

Hey, I know you from when Overclock.net was a respectable community. Now it's a dwelling for a select few Intel/Nvidia shills. 

Hey, how's it going?

 

And yeah, you are not wrong...

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