Samsung turbocharges graphics memory

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Samsung turbocharges graphics memory

World's fastest now even faster.

Samsung announced today that it has increased the data transfer speed of what it claims is the world's fastest graphics memory by two-thirds.

The Korean electronics giant said that the GDDR4 advances will allow graphics memory to better process video images in desktop PCs, notebooks and workstations, and to move huge volumes of video simultaneously.

"Our new GDDR4 memory will add even more zip in video applications, making gaming, computer-aided design and video editing a lot faster than ever before," said Mueez Deen, marketing director for graphics memory at Samsung Semiconductor.

"This will enable ultra-smooth movements in animation, making games incredibly realistic and resulting in a truly immersive experience."

Using 80nm production technology, the 4Gbps (2GHz) platform is a claimed 66 per cent faster than today's fastest commercially available memory.

The 4Gbps graphics memory, offered in a 512Mb density, has a 32-bit data bus configuration. GDDR4 uses JEDEC-approved standards for signal noise reduction to help attain the highest possible speed.

Samsung said that the memory is ready for customer sampling this month.
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