Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory, RDRAM was developed by Rambus and first became available to computers in 1999. RDRAM is a memory technology that offers a 1.6 GB/s of theoretical memory bandwidth and offers improved memory access at a slightly higher cost when compared to SDRAM. See our RIMM definition for further information about the RIMM socket. After Intel's contract with Rambus expired in 2001, Intel shifted its focus primarily to DDR SDRAM and today, RDRAM is not often found in computers.

Hardware terms, Memory terms, RAM, RSL, SDRAM