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Samsung ships GDDR 4 chips

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| RAM News | Posted: Jul 6, 2006 6:40 am

GDDR4 memory is one step closer to being found on upcoming graphics cards, with word from Reg Hardware that Samsung have started shipping GDDR 4 memory chips in volume. Rumour also has it that GDDR4 based memory will be found on ATI's upcoming R580+ boards.


Samsung has begun shipping GDDR 4 memory chips in volume, the company said today, more than eight months after it began sampling the parts.


The South Korean giant's offering is a 5412Mb part fabbed at 80nm. The chips can chuck data around at a rate of 2.4Gbps per pin, and with 32 pins per chip that's 9.6GBps in total. The DDR 2-based chip is clocked at 1.2GHz (2.4GHz effective).


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