This is a truly incredible figure, and one which is not likely to be beaten within the next 12 months. Unfortunately memory technology isn't quite up to this standard yet, or at least not at the consumer level.
Intel are quite happily touting RAMBUS as the best memory technology available, but due to the high market price it isn't becoming the high volume memory technology that they had hoped. As a result Intel are being forced to ensure compatibility with older SDRAM
technologies. Despite this problem Intel may yet be saved. DDR SDRAM (as seen on newer graphics cards such as the GeForce 2 GTS) will very soon be a mainstream technology for the desktop PC. With DDR SDRAM comes the benefits of doubling the bandwidth with the minimum
of problems. Thanks to this the old 800MB/sec can instantly become 1.6GB/Sec. With Intel's dual memory channel support (the ability to run two memory buses synchronously, and therefore double bandwidth), this 1.6Gb/Sec can easily become the 3.2Gb/sec that the P4
can utilise...Nu kijken wat AMD binnekort meekomt. De k8 ofzo? We zullen het zien en de toekomst zal ons leren.