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ASUS, SiS Withdraw Rambus Support

Asustek late last year pledged to release a high-performance motherboard based on four-channel PC1200 Rambus DRAM based on a chip set from SiS. Now, SiS appears to have dropped support for Rambus, too because the better timing was the end of last year, but they missed that window. Now everybody is talking about PCI Express. In 2002, SiS released the R658, which was the first non-Intel chip set to support Rambus in the desktop PC segment, followed by the R659 late last year. Asustek pulled back from the project because the performance of the chip set wasn’t as “exciting as we expected. Rambus which worked closely with SiS on the chip se has not recently provided any direct design support.

Asustek late last year pledged to release a high-performance motherboard based on four-channel PC1200 Rambus DRAM based on a chip set from SiS. Now, SiS appears to have dropped support for Rambus, too because the better timing was the end of last year, but they missed that window. Now everybody is talking about PCI Express. In 2002, SiS released the R658, which was the first non-Intel chip set to support Rambus in the desktop PC segment, followed by the R659 late last year. Asustek pulled back from the project because the performance of the chip set wasn’t as “exciting as we expected. Rambus which worked closely with SiS on the chip se has not recently provided any direct design support.

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