Hynix may have been the first to introduce a 1Gb GDDR5 DRAM, Samsung is taking the battle one step further by developing the “world’s fastest memory”, a GDDR5 chip that has a transfer speed of 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps). The new memory will first come as a 512 Mbit chip and will operate at 1.5 volts.

“Samsung’s 512Mb GDDR5 will enable the kind of graphics hardware performance that will spur software developers to deliver a new level of eye-popping games,” said Mueez Deen, Marketing Director, Graphics Memory, Samsung Semiconductor.

The first GDDR5 chip samples have already been delivered but mass production is set to begin in the first half of 2008.

Source: TechConnect Magazine