IDF Trails: FB-DIMM Promoted For The Future
At IDF San Francisco they actively promoted the DDR2 FB-DIMM standard (Fully Buffered Dual In-Line Memory Modules). On the photo you can see 240-pin buffered FB-DIMM modules.
And this is Intel's dual-way motherboard with eight memory sockets. A closer view is below:
You can clearly see there are Elpida's modules (introduced by the vendor earlier).
In essence, FB-DIMM memory differs from usual DIMM by buffering, increased max. capacity of up to 32GB, increased throughput, smaller size (6.7mm thickness vs. usual 9.8mm), and a high-speed serial point-to-point connection between controller and memory chips.
Besides Elpida, such modules are also produced by Micron and Samsung.
Source: Our reporter at IDF
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