Pentium 4 finds harmony with Granite Bay Dual Channel DDR... at least on paper, we think.
The move to Dual Channel DDR technology by processor giant Intel was inevitable as ties between Intel and the RAMBUS company wind up, which many months ago had Intel Corp sell a certain number of RDRAM pieces in what was one of IT's most talked about legal agreements ever shaking the industry up quite a bit at the time.
Today Intel will announce its E7205 codename Granite Bay chipset for the Pentium 4 platform. The main highlight in the newest product to come out of Santa Clara is its Dual Channel DDR-266 memory controller, bringing the maximum theoretical system bandwidth up to 4.2GB/s compared to only 2.1GB/s of its single channel PC2100 DDR predecessor - not that it takes a mathematician to figure that out. But in all seriousness, this important figure is in-line with what the adventurous RAMBUS company has been able to provide the industry for the past year or more, without the added expensive of its ambitious RDRAM products.
Unfortunately we were not supplied with a reference sample motherboard based on the E7205 from Intel, which would have enabled us to provide you with our usual set of benchmarking results. Fortunately for us though, Amos Lee from Gigabyte Technology provided us with some documentation and pictures of their brand new Granite Bay based 8INXP motherboard (pictured below) which the Taiwanese motherboard company is also introducing today themselves.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Dad makes custom Zelda/Link life-lesson present for daughter
- Google tease MAJOR gaming announcement for March 19th
- Overwatch's new Paris map is now live on all platforms
- Huawei to unveil its next-gen P30 smartphone on March 26
- Apex Legends second patch arrives, fixes stability, crashes
- Far Cry New Dawn Benchmarked: 1080p, 1440p, 4K All Tested
- Supermicro C9Z390-CG-IW (Intel Z390) Motherboard Review
- BIOSTAR B450GT3 (AMD B450) Motherboard Review
- cpu internal ac/dc load line settings and undervolding?
- LG Innotek Begins Mass Production of 'ToF Module' for Smart Phones
- Puma And The Tetris Company Announce Partnership That Is Sure To Spark Nostalgia
- Embrace Your Dark Side - Daedalic Entertainment Announces New Tactical RPG Iratus: Lord of the Dead
- New Devespresso and Headup Collaboration: 'Vambrace: Cold Soul' Coming Soon to PC & Consoles
- Hadean Integrates Distributed Simulation Technology Powered By Microsoft Azure