Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Samsung GDDR4 with nanometer production technology

Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronicsclaims to have increased the data transfer speed of the world’s fastest graphics memory – GDDR4 (Graphics Double Data Rate, version 4) – by two-thirds. Graphics memory processes video images in desktop PCs, notebooks and workstations to move large volumes of high-definition or low-resolution video simultaneously.

Using 80-nanometer production technology, the new 4Gb/s memory running at 2.0GHz is 66% faster than today’s fastest commercially available memory – the 2.4Gb/s GDDR4, according to Samsung. The Samsung 4Gb/s graphics memory, offered in 512Mb density, has a 32-bit data bus configuration.

“Our new GDDR4 memory will add even more zip in video applications, making gaming, computer-aided design and video editing faster than ever before,” said Mueez Deen, marketing director, graphics memory, Samsung Semiconductor. “This will enable ultra-smooth movements in animation and make games incredibly realistic, resulting in a truly immersive user experience.”

The new GDDR4, which is ready for customer sampling this month and, according to Samsung, has already engendered interest from manufacturers.

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