SAN JOSE, Calif. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun mass producing the world's fastest graphics memory chips, dubbed GDDR4, based on 80-nm process technology.
GDDR4 (series four of graphics double-density-rate memory) is said to process images 33 percent faster than rival GDDR3 chips on the market.
Samsung's 512-megabit GDDR4 memory will be offered in a 32-bit data bus configuration.
"With GDDR4-based systems, we're entering a new frontier with life-like movements and richly textured imagery far better than DVD movies being viewed today," said Mueez Deen, marketing director for Samsung Semiconductor, based here, in a statement. "Using 80-nanometer production technology, the memory has an ultra-high-speed data processing rate of 2.4Gigabits per second (Gbps)."