Hynix has announced the first GDDR5 memory chips that can transfer up to 7Gbps (5000MHz). Hynix says volume production of the new 7Gbps GDDR5 memory chips is slated for the first half of next year.
The newly-introduced 1Gb GDDR5 is built on Hynix' 54nm process technology. It operates at the fastest speed of 7Gbps, which is 40% improved compared to 5Gbps GDDR5 and processes up to 28GB of data per second with a 32-bit I/O. The new Hynix graphics memory is also designed to minimize power consumption at 1.35V power supply. The JEDEC-standard 1Gb GDDR5 graphics DRAM at 7Gbps targets high-end applications such as game PCs, game consoles and graphics cards.