“A-Data Technology is on track to sample a range of high frequency DDR2 modules in March, according to the company. Apart from new 2GB DDR2-533 and 2GB DDR2-400 modules, the company will be sampling both DDR2-667 and DDR2-800 modules. Next quarter, A-Data is also preparing to release 512MB FB-DIMM samples.
With an Intel chipset supporting DDR2-667 expected later this year, A-Data plans to have product available as soon as demand picks up. The memory-module maker is currently only sampling out-of-standard 256MB and 512MB DDR2-667 modules fitted with overclocked DRAMs. In March, these will be joined by 256MB, 512MB and 1GB sample modules fully-compliant with the JEDEC standard, according to the company.
Although the DDR2-800 JEDEC specification is not yet finalized, A-Data is ready to sample its first DDR2-800 module. According to the company, the first 256MB unbuffered modules will conform with the draft JEDEC specification and be configured with 256Mbit (32×8) DRAMs manufactured on a 90nm process. The sample module may be on display at CeBIT in March, but volume shipments are a long way off, and they won?t happen until the technology is supported by chipset vendors, said the company.”