Expreview heard rumours that both AMD and NVIDIA will debut their first 40nm products in Q1 2009, and that both GPUs will use the new 7Gbps GDDR5 memory from Hynix:
What’s funny is, as two biggest graphics tycoons in the world, AMD and NVIDIA both choose the fastest Hynix 7Gbps GDDR5 graphics DRAM for their new-line products. It’s very likely that we find Hynix’s new DRAM in AMD RV870 or NVIDIA GT216/206.
It’s rumored that the power consumption of NVIDIA GT212 i.e. 40nm GT200 is 25% less than previous 65nm chip.
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series have taken the lead in using Qimonda GDDR5 graphics DRAM. AMD will also use Hynix 7Gbps GDDR5 DRAM for ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2.