Surprise Geek Quiz: The Answers!

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someuid

"For the record, we believe that Intel was right today. RDRAM likely would have offered far faster performance than DDR and DDR2"

The world of PC hardware is littered with the slightly slower, cheaper alternative gaining foothold over the faster, but more expensive tech (and sometimes royalty saddled).

Ethernet vs Token Ring

ISA vs EISA

Clonable PCs vs Macs (debatable on the speed issue)

IDE vs SCSI

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LatiosXT

Or any mainstream part vs. the higher end part. Like lower end GPUs are the dominant market, because not everyone has a use for a GTX 580 or HD6970

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LatiosXT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Timna

More info about what used that MTH RIMM!

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Number Six

Looks like I still got it after all these years.  Well, Gordon, since I was the only one who got the mystery RIMM right (in fact, I nailed it if I say so myself), I'd love some schwag.  Do you guys still have my snail mail address? :D

-Six a/k/a [Ch]amsalot

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Caboose

But wasn't RDRAM insanely expensive and thus was also a major contributing factor in to its failure (until RAMBUS became the patent trolls that they are today)

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Zazubovich

RDRAM is still expensive.  I was looking to upgrade an older machine at work and it looked like it would be cheaper to buy a whole new motherboard, cpu, and ram than to bring the machine up to 2 gigs of RDRAM.

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szore

wasnt the high price because nobody bought them? i forget...

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Caboose

That was prob. part of it.

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