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Old 09-17-02, 12:01 PM   #1
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Taipei, Taiwan, 17 September 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and S3 Graphics, Inc. today jointly announced the licensing of QBM technology from Kentron Technologies. The adoption of QBM technology reflects the continuation of VIA's industry defining strategy of driving evolutionary memory technologies into the market in order to deliver higher system performance with a minimal cost penalty, as demonstrated in the successful transitions to PC133 SDRAM in 1999 and DDR SDRAM in 2001.

The QBM controller interface license provides VIA and S3 Graphics with the necessary IP coverage to incorporate QBM into their line of core logic chipsets. QBM technology doubles the speed of Double Data Rate (DDR) memory devices while maintaining the existing 64-bit bus structure common in today's general purpose computing systems and meeting market requirements for low cost memory modules

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Old 09-17-02, 02:13 PM   #2
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Holy MOLY.
Is this going to be better than ddrII though?
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Old 09-17-02, 02:19 PM   #3
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dunno what looks promising
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Old 09-17-02, 09:03 PM   #4
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when are QMB modules going to be available

DDRII is even now taking hold on discrete graphics cards though. DDRII is nowhere in sight for use in main memory. where does that leave QMB?
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when are QMB modules going to be available

DDRII is even now taking hold on discrete graphics cards though. DDRII is nowhere in sight for use in main memory. where does that leave QMB?
it seems that S3/Via will use it instead of DDR-II who knows. Although they siad it double DDR speed so it looks like you are able to clock much higher than DDR just like DDR2

or perhaps it will offer double band at same speed.

You know how this PR BS works its very vague.
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all the bandwidth in the world won't make up for poorly designed buggy hardware

honestly, when has S3 ever delivered? they've made some decent products, but never anything great
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I've read about this at the VIA Arena web site and it looks like a pretty good technology. Basically it looks like they're making the bus deeper and faster. My question is: what sort of power requirements are going to be needed?
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honestly, when has S3 ever delivered? they've made some decent products, but never anything great
so true, have you seen the S3 Savage XP (Zoetrope) at www.savagenews.com man that card sucks (Geforce 2 MX level). They have some pics and bench. This card is suppose to support Direcxt 8.1 but with that performance it will have no use.
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so true, have you seen the S3 Savage XP (Zoetrope) at www.savagenews.com man that card sucks (Geforce 2 MX level). They have some pics and bench. This card is suppose to support Direcxt 8.1 but with that performance it will have no use.
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A nuclear generator? Prehaps some form of power that still doesn't exist lolz. How about heat? I own't even imagine how that woul be like

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