DDR333 Selling Now!
Although there are no mainboards in today’s market so far which support the new DDR333 memory, the first DDR333 modules have already appeared in shops.
This week the Japanese hardware retailers started offering 256MB PC2700 (DDR333) DIMM modules by Nanya. These modules are made of 6ns chips by the same manufacturer marked as NT5DS16M8AT-6. They can work either as PC2100 with CAS Latency equal to 2 or at 166MHz with CAS Latency equal to 2.5. As for DDR333 CL2 modules, they are expected to appear later. The currently selling DDR333 modules in Japan cost around $120, which is almost twice as much as the cost of the DDR266 DIMM modules.
At present DDR333 memory is officially supported by two chipsets: SiS645 for Pentium 4 platform and ALi MAGiK 1 Rev. C for Athlon platform. There are no mainboards on these solutions in retail yet, but the pioneers are about to come any minute. ECS P4S5A based on SiS645 is expected to start selling within the next two weeks. And Iwill is already shipping out the final samples of its XP333 on ALi MAGiK 1 Rev. C.
Thanks to Rat over at xbitlabs for this one.