Memory maker Qimonda announced it has shipped the world's first 512Mb GDDR5 memory chips to customers.
GDDR5 is targeted to become the next predominant graphics DRAM standard and will boost memory bandwidth of graphics applications to a new dimension. The GDDR5 standard is about to get finalized in JEDEC where industry participants jointly defined this leading edge graphics standard over the last years. GDDR5 will be available with data rates up to 20GBytes/s per component, which is more than double the bandwidth of the fastest GDDR3 memories today and comes with a multitude of advanced power saving features.
First products with GDDR5 memories are expected for 2008. GDDR5 is targeting a variety of applications, starting with High Performance Desktop Graphic cards followed by Notebook graphics. Later on also the introduction in Game consoles and other graphics intensive applications is planned.