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Micron to supply DDR memory for Xbox

Ronald Hanaki
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Even if you aren’t a console gamer, you can’t miss Micron’s press release from yesterday.

Boise, Idaho, December 4, 2000 – Microsoft® Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Micron Technology, Inc., (NYSE: MU) today announced the signing of a six-year strategic supply agreement in which Micron will supply a majority of the DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM used in Microsoft’s Xbox future generation video game console. The 64 Megabytes of system memory for the Xbox will be comprised of 200MHz 2 Meg X 32 DDR SDRAMs with a peak data rate of 400 Megabits per second per pin, delivering an incredible 6.4GB per second of bandwidth to the Xbox platform.

Rambus be damned. One way or another, there will be an Intel Pentium III and DDR SDRAM marriage. According to this Core Magazine interview, the Microsoft Xbox specs look to be finalized. Hope it comes with the AlphaGrip controller. Check out a 3 minute video of this thing au naturel.

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