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Hynix Introduces Industry's First 1Gb GDDR5 DRAM

Hynix Semiconductor today introduced the industry's first 1 Gigabit GDDR5 Graphics DRAM.

The industry's first 1Gb GDDR5 from Hynix is claimed to be 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, well-suited in applications with high definition video and cinematic and photo-realistic 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 using the company's 66nm process technology and designed to minimize power consumption. In addition to its small form factor and power saving characteristics, 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 2 times than that of GDDR3, the current mainstream graphics DRAM device.

Hynix plans to start mass production of GDDR5 in the H1 2008 to meet the increasing demand for high performance graphics DRAM.

Source: Hynix Semiconductor

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