For users who do choose to invest in Granite Bay, its “limitation" of support to DDR266 may, in fact, be an advantage. The whole point of higher-speed DDR, ultimately, is to open up the memory bus and move data from Point A to Point B faster. Granite Bay achieves this by using twice as wide a path with slower memory—memory that also happens to be much cheaper than your current high-end DDR 400. While workstation-class E7205 Granite Bay boards may be fairly expensive, a fair amount of the cost may be offset by the lower cost of DDR266 in today’s market.
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