- Qimonda, the second largest DRAM company worldwide, has announced that they are mass producing XDR RAM modules for use in the PlayStation 3. An article on EDN.com
is suggesting that Qimonda might be mass producing 512mb XDR RAM modules that they first showed off earlier this year. Current models of the Playstation 3 offer only 256mb of XDR RAM, which some gamers, industry analysts, and developers have complained about.
What many of those people don't understand is that the true power of the Playstation 3 doesn't lie in the memory, but in the eight-core architecture of the Cell processor. The Cell processor can handle a lot of physics objects because it's very math intensive, but struggles with memory intensive coding, which challenges developers to completely rework their game structure.
Press Release: Qimonda Started Volume Production of Rambus XDR™ DRAM for PLAYSTATION®3 Computer Entertainment System
Aug 26, 2008 - Munich, Germany and Los Altos, CA
Qimonda AG, a leading manufacturer of memory products, and Rambus Inc., one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed memory architectures, today announced that Qimonda has started shipping XDR DRAM in volume for the PLAYSTATION®3...