Hynix unveils first 1Gb GDDR5 memory

Posted on Friday, Nov 16 2007 @ 02:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hynix is the first memory maker to release a 1 gigabit GDDR5 graphics chip.

The industry’s first 1Gb GDDR5 from Hynix is the fastest and highest density graphics memory available. It operates at 5Gbps bandwidth and processes up to 20 Gigabytes of data per second with a 32-bit I/O, ideal in applications with high definition video and cinematic and photo-realistic graphics content. A bandwidth of 20 Gigabytes per second offered by the Hynix 1Gb GDDR5 can process more than 20 hours of DVD quality video.

The newly introduced GDDR5 is built on the company’s leading edge 66nanometer process technology and designed to minimize power consumption. In addition to its small form factor and power saving characteristics, Hynix’s GDDR5 features time delay adjustments, error correction and jitter control technology enabling more robust system designs.

The fifth generation graphics memory GDDR5 improves data processing speed by more than two times than that of GDDR3, the current mainstream graphics DRAM device. With its improved speed and power characteristics, GDDR5 is projected to succeed GDDR3 and dominate the graphics DRAM market from the 2nd half of 2008.

Hynix plans to start mass production of GDDR5 in the first half of next year to meet the increasing demand for high performance graphics DRAM.


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