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maskiki
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Eliminating DRAM From Graphical Interfaces
maskiki   5/21/2014 7:07:46 AM
Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.  kiki | friv

bartholmberg
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Lower cost than DRAM?
bartholmberg   5/21/2014 6:17:12 PM
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I believe one of the primary reasons for moving display buffers to external DRAM has almost always been cost.  More performant solutions might use fast onboard RAM (similar to cache on a modern CPU core). 

So this might be an interesting presentation - since the proposition is increasing perf and lowering cost (relative to a modern DRAM based solution).  And of course DDR perf is increasing (e.g. - DDR4) - so it's also a moving target.  

 

--B

alex_m1
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how much and when
alex_m1   5/22/2014 3:57:15 AM
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Does anybody knows how much this chip costs and where can one buy it?

RichQ
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Re: how much and when
RichQ   5/22/2014 12:05:13 PM
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You have to contact Renesas for pricing and availability, I believe. The product was supposed to start sampling in July 2013 but the product selector on the Renesas website shows it as still in development.



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