Friday, December 4th 2009

Samsung to Offer 1 Gigabit XDR DRAM

Rambus Inc., one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed memory architectures, today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. will offer a 1 Gigabit XDR DRAM memory device. XDR DRAM is a key component of Rambus' award-winning XDR memory architecture. Samsung's 1Gb XDR DRAM device will broaden the availability of XDR technology for gaming, computing and consumer electronics applications.

"Samsung's market leadership means system manufacturers can be assured of a reliable supply of our XDR DRAM," said Sharon Holt, senior vice president of Licensing and Marketing at Rambus. "With XDR memory's world-leading bandwidth performance, designers can meet their system requirements with fewer devices and greater power efficiency."

The XDR memory architecture achieves significantly higher performance than today's standard memories. It provides excellent bandwidth with superior power efficiency for demanding computing and consumer electronics applications.
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12 Comments on Samsung to Offer 1 Gigabit XDR DRAM

#1
Lionheart
Hmmm is this the RAM they use in the PS3?
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#2
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Yes (256 MB).

Does that mean they now have 128 MB XDR chips? Not that it really means anything in the x86 world because Intel and AMD have both cemented DDR3 as the current memory standard.
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DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
by: FordGT90Concept
Yes (256 MB).

Does that mean they now have 128 MB XDR chips? Not that it really means anything in the x86 world because Intel and AMD have both cemented DDR3 as the current memory standard.
True, and I doubt either will hop onto the Rambus bandwagon considering last times fiasco. Would be nice if they offered an AMB with it though so you could use it in PC's. Then again I doubt the development of that would pay itself back.
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#4
PP Mguire
World premier? Really? Rambus can go suck some proverbial balls. They should stick to what they do best, sucking them balls. Sorry for the troll but anytime i see the Rambus name come up and them having a big ego over nothing it pisses me off.
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#5
Meizuman
Where the hell do I put an XDR stick? I've read some tech talk about this but never saw this used anywhere...
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I wish it was able to be used as an upgrade to the PS3. Man, Id get a stick or two, take mine apart and upgrade the XDR ram which works pretty damn good for it.
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#7
Swansen
by: PP Mguire
World premier? Really? Rambus can go suck some proverbial balls. They should stick to what they do best, sucking them balls. Sorry for the troll but anytime i see the Rambus name come up and them having a big ego over nothing it pisses me off.
right, to bad a crap ton of people copy their IP(past lawsuit over it) and oh yeah, they make amazing memory, its just that standards are standards and we are stuck with Crappy DDR... which oh yeah... hasn't really increased in performance from DDR to DDR3.. ending my trolling to the flame with that.
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#8
shevanel
it'll be in the next gen consoles.

bets?
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#9
DanTheBanjoman
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by: PP Mguire
World premier? Really? Rambus can go suck some proverbial balls. They should stick to what they do best, sucking them balls. Sorry for the troll but anytime i see the Rambus name come up and them having a big ego over nothing it pisses me off.
If you know what you're doing is trolling, don't do it.
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PP Mguire
by: Swansen
right, to bad a crap ton of people copy their IP(past lawsuit over it) and oh yeah, they make amazing memory, its just that standards are standards and we are stuck with Crappy DDR... which oh yeah... hasn't really increased in performance from DDR to DDR3.. ending my trolling to the flame with that.
If it was so great, it would be a standard.
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#11
DaJMasta
by: shevanel
it'll be in the next gen consoles.

bets?
Well it's in this generation so I wouldn't be surprised...


With XDR and EDRAM alike I'd say it's not a matter of AMD or Intel using it for system memory (which traditionally doesn't need bandwidth nearly as much as other applications), but we'll see it in ATI/AMD and nVidia's new products. That's where the bandwidth push is currently, and while GDDR5 is fine and good, it could also reduce the cost of the PCB by using smaller width buses for the same bandwidth.
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#12
tkpenalty
once shit, not always shit.

Learn this line rambus haters. It works in the inverse, as in once good, not always good.
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