- May 7, 2007
IIRC, there was no SDR SDRAM support for Xeons. You either used RDRAM or DDR SDRAM. Desktop Pentium 4's had SDR SDRAM, but those were quite crippled, performance wise.
Kind of strange this is in the non-Intel/AMD forum. Perhaps we need a retro forum...
It would be very nice if there were a retro or legacy hardware section, and I would gladly move this thread there, but that is really up to Kyle and the mods.
The reason this was put here to begin with is because, as you can see in many of the earlier posts, most of the retro equipment posted was not x86 (Intel/AMD/VIA), and was m68k, PowerPC, SPARC, etc.
Also, I would take SDR SDRAM over RDRAM any day of the week, regardless of the processor.
RDRAM, while technically retro now since it falls beyond the 15-year gap, was terrible back then (ran very hot, was power hungry, and was slower than DDR - not to mention far more expensive after 2002) and is even more ridiculous now - and oh boy, it will not be missed!