[rescue] What is a RIMM?

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sun Apr 23 09:46:27 CDT 2006

nate at portents.com wrote:
>>Currently, the RAMBUS technology is pretty much moribund, both because
>>no-one wants to touch the technology due to liability and licensing
>>issues around the lawsuits, and because DDR (and especially DDR2) offers
>>considerably higher memory performance at lower cost.
> Not quite... RDRAM has traditionally found a role in game consoles, such
> as the PlayStation 2, and now it's successor, XDR, is in the Playstation
> 3:
> http://www.rambus.com/products/xdr/index.aspx
> The reason RDRAM and XDR are popular in some consoles is that it uses
> fewer pins and fewer physical chips, both advantages in the confined
> spaces of consoles.

Yes, that's a niche application (relatively speaking) where its benefits
outweigh its drawbacks.

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