Samsung sampling GDDR4 chips above 3GHz

By Justin Mann on February 14, 2006, 11:30 AM
GDDR3 is the most common RAM in video cards currently with potentials of speeds above 1GHz, but newer games and intensive applications have proven that going far beyond that is beneficial. Samsung is right on top of that with samples of GDDR4 that operate at an absolute blazing 3.2GHz (DDR speed). Based on an 80nm process with a 512Mb per chip capacity, they aren't quite ready for the market, but Samsung is preparing. GDDR4 hasn't been officially standardized by JEDEC or any organization, nor are proper platforms in place for utilizing it, so it may yet be quite some time before we see this in cards.

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Kaleid said:
Let me be the first to say that I hope they'll arrive ASAP.
crossfire851 said:
Hot diggy dog (lol) This is an insane speed just think how perfect games would be just think. Absolutly no artifacting at all!! With a 1.5 duel-core proc this thing would be perfect.Maybe around the holidays we see it. Alot of $$$
exscind said:
Man that is some blistering speed. Sometimes I wish technology would slow down just a tad bit, especially video cards. No matter how good a card you get, it will be outdated in about 2 years. But I won't take anything away from the grand opening of GDD4 because 3.2GHz is just plain sick.
Kaleid said:
I see it this way..the faster the better. Two plussides:I get to enjoy great(er) technology while I still care.We are getting faster to the point where upgrades won't be as necessary.Downside: Propably need a whole new technology for the big giant leap, like nano based CPU/GPU's..
seanp789 said:
It would allow better performance with AA enabled.
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