Saturday, November 24, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, November 16 2007] Hynix Builds World's Fastest Graphics Memory Chip

Hynix Semiconductor said Thursday that it has developed the industry's first 1 Gb GDDR5 graphics memory chip. The new chip features not only the biggest capacity ever but also the fastest speed, enabling 20 Gb of data to be processed per second.

The new chip has data bandwidth of 5 Gbps per pin, making it suitable for processing complicated graphics information. In GDDR3 memory chips, each pin has maximum data bandwidth of 2.4 Gbps, and 3 Gbps for the GDDR4. In addition, the new chip is designed to work on just 1.5 V of power, meaning it can process a great deal of data quickly but consume minimal amounts of energy.

The world's second largest memory chip maker will begin production on the new chips in the first half of next year.

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