CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
synchronous dynamic random access memory
A type of dynamic RAM (DRAM) that synchronizes itself with the CPU's clock speed, effectively increasing the speed at which the processor executes instructions. SDRAM incorporates features that allow it to keep pace with system bus speeds; it does this primarily by allowing two sets of memory addresses to be opened simultaneously. Data can then be retrieved alternately from each set, eliminating the delays that normally occur when one bank of addresses must be shut down and another prepared for reading during each request.
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