Hynix Semiconductor today introduced the industry?s first 1 Gigabit GDDR5 Graphics DRAM.
GDDR, Graphics Double Data Rate, is an ultra high speed Graphics DRAM that processes graphic data in electronic devices such as personal computer and game consoles.
The industry?s first 1Gb GDDR5 from Hynix is also the fastest and highest density graphics memory available. It operates at 5Gbps bandwidth and processes up to 20 Gigabytes of data per second with a 32-bit I/O, appropriate in applications with high definition video and demanding graphics content. A bandwidth of 20 Gigabytes per second offered by the Hynix 1Gb GDDR5 can process more than 20 hours of DVD quality video.
The newly introduced GDDR5 is built on the company's 66nm process technology and designed to minimize power consumption. In addition to its small form factor, Hynix?s GDDR5 features time delay adjustments, error correction and jitter control technology .
The fifth generation graphics memory GDDR5 improves data processing speed by more than two times than that of GDDR3, the current mainstream graphics DRAM device, Hynix claims.
Hynix plans to start mass production of GDDR5 in the first half of next year.