Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SDRAM (Memory): But Were Afraid to Ask

A very interesting, but complicated, article about the works of SDRAM put together by Kris Boughton and Rajinder Gill. A must read for sure!

From what we can tell, the next generation of performance processors from Intel are going to move over to a 256-bit wide (quad channel) memory controller, leaving little need for ultra-high frequency memory kits. Thus we re-iterate something many have said before: a top priority when it comes to improving memory ICs and their respective architectures should be to focus development on reducing absolute minimum latency requirements for timings such as CAS and tRCD, rather than chasing raw synthetic bandwidth figures or setting outright frequency records at the expense of unduly high random access times.

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