The fastest RAM for your computer could come from Samsung. The company said today its GDDR5 (Graphics Double-Data Rate, Series 5) memory chips have been delivered to major graphic processor companies last month and mass production is expected in the first half of 2008.
Samsungâ€™s GDDR5 can transfer data at 6Gbps, which is more than four times faster than that of memories in state-of-the-art game consoles today.
It will be introduced at a density of 512 Mbit (16Mb x 32) chips, capable of transmitting moving images and associated data at a staggering 24 gigabytes per second.
â€œWeâ€™re pushing image enhancement to a limit never before realized, enabling the smoothest, clearest animation that gamers have yet to experience,â€ said Mueez Deen, Marketing Director, Graphics Memory, Samsung Semiconductor. â€œSamsungâ€™s 512Mb GDDR5 will enable the kind of graphics hardware performance that will spur software developers to deliver a new level of eye-popping games.â€
The new Samsung graphics memory operates at 1.5 volts, a 20 percent improvement in power consumption over todayâ€™s most popular graphics chip â€“ the GDDR3.