If, as Intel claims, only a few thousand Grantsdale boards were affected by the glitch, we're at a loss to see why DDR-2 should be affected by this at all.
However, what is true is that third party firms producing PCI Express and other components for the top flight Intel chipset, are still struggling to get their parts out of the door.
That's part of the usual scrabble when big platforms change, we suspect. Intel released Grantsdale and Alderswood in June because system builders and third party manufacturers need to get all their ducks in a line ready for third quarter "back to school" business.
No one really expects DDR-2 to suddenly displace DDR as the memory of choice overnight. Earlier on this year, market research company iSuppli said it anticipated a crossover happening during 2005, which appears a reasonable timeframe. µ
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