quote: How they could have DDR3 support, when DDR3 specs aren't finalized yet?
quote: Besides, having three different memory controllers on the CPU is just silly.
quote: AMD did enter into a licensing agreement with Rambus in 1998. How many RDRAM/XDR supporting chipsets or CPUs AMD has made since then?
quote: Advanced Micro Devices and Rambus Tuesday said the former would pay the latter $75 million as a part of a five-year patent license agreement between the microprocessor maker and technology developer. The agreement includes licensing of memory and interface technologies.
quote: You make a very valid and understandable point. However, the spec is nearly finalized and it would not be hard for AMD to build in unofficial support for such a thing just like they did with DDR500 support in the Athlon64s and Intel did with HT in the old P4s.
quote: Similar to ATi's and nVidia's memory controllers on their respective GPUs.
quote: Here is specifically what I was referring to
quote: AMD recently entered into a licensing agreement with Rambus which would allow them to have a some pretty robust memmory controllers
quote: After all, would you rather scrap a $600 CPU for a bent pin, or a $100 motherboard for a bent land grid?