We have already mentioned it before; DDR-memory is not really anything brand new. It has been used very successfully on high-end 3D graphics cards for a couple of years, but it took until last October, that DDR-memory finally made its way to the system memory banks of motherboards.
Theoretically, DDR-memory is offering double the bandwidth of equally clocked single data rate memory such as the well-known PC133 SDRAM. That is why the performance expectations of systems equipped with DDR-SDRAM main memory were pretty high. Unfortunately the expectations haven't quite been met.
First There Was DDR For Athlon
While the launch of
In late 2000 ALi had released its
It seems as if DDR-platforms for Athlon are slowly but surely becoming available now offering you a 0 - 10% performance increase over