Monday, May 12th 2008

Qimonda Ready with GDDR5 Memory Chips

Qimonda first began sampling 512Mb GDDR5 memory chips in November 2007 and now, six months after, the memory manufacturer claims to have the parts ready to roll. “Qimonda was the first to announce samples of GDDR5 back in November 2007. We have proven the technology and we can deliver in volume production to the market today,” said Glen Haley, communications director of Qimonda in North America, in an interview with X-bit labs web-site. Currently Qimonda has GDDR5 parts that will run at 3.60GHz, 4.0GHz and 4.50GHz clock-speeds and use PG-TFBGA-170 packages. They will boast the maximum available data transfer rate up to 20GB/s, as compared to 16GB/s for the previous GDDR4 generation. GDDR5 chips are also projected to play a substantial role in the next round of war between leading graphics manufacturers. Reports claim that the latest AMD/ATI 4-series Radeon video cards will make use of GDDR5. Hynix Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics are also expected to make available their own GDDR5 memory chips soon.

Source: X-bit labs
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25 Comments on Qimonda Ready with GDDR5 Memory Chips

#1
HTC
More fuel for the big fire ahead of us ...

Great!!!!
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#2
tkpenalty
Lets hope quimonda dont decide to apply excessive amounts of voltage thats uneeded like they usually do...
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
4.5Ghz ram sounds nice. :D
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#4
ShadowFold
So that means you only need one chip for 512mb of GDDR5? Thats pretty good..
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#5
Millenia
Awesome, if these get combined with a 512-bit memory bus we can expect some crazy bandwidth
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#6
X-TeNDeR
Great. AMD-ATI is once again looking to integrate the very latest tech in their products. with a more efficient core, these chips could spit major FPS :toast:

Damn, those numbers are sick.. me wants 45nm DDR3 phenom + Radeon 4870, pleeeease ?
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#7
mdm-adph
4.5 GHz Ram? Somebody inform me about this, but your CPU wouldn't start being a bottleneck at those speeds, would it? :confused:
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#8
btarunr
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by: Millenia
Awesome, if these get combined with a 512-bit memory bus we can expect some crazy bandwidth
Now all we need is a GPU that can make use of all that bandwidth.

by: mdm-adph
4.5 GHz Ram? Somebody inform me about this, but your CPU wouldn't start being a bottleneck at those speeds, would it? :confused:
That's graphics DRAM. So all that bandwidth exists between the GPU and these banks. CPU won't bottleneck. Only bottleneck would be storage, on how quickly your hard-drive(s) can send out data that the GPU could write onto these banks....what goes on when your game is loading a level or something.
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#9
mdm-adph
Aye, shoulda said "GPU." Sure the GPU won't be a serious bottleneck, though? What's the bus like on a graphics card, anyway?
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#10
Morgoth
amazing :) cant wait specialy to try to clock it to 5-6ghz on water :D
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
4.5GHz ram on a 64 bit bus would be nice ;)

This could be a good thing, arent ATI's latest cards going back to 256 bit? Lower bit bus + shiteloads faster ram = faster in the end.
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#12
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
no the 4 series is supposed to be 512bit
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#13
Exavier
4xxx + 512 bit = OH YES PLEASE

What are Nvidia's plans to rival this?
Definitely a threat :D
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#14
Link108
by: Link108
I can't wait to see how much of a boost it will give to new video cards coming out. The memory bandwith on the vram will increase alot and we can expect to see a big difference in performance. I would like to see how Nvidia will respond to this because they still use GDDR3. Ati will probably be the first to use GDDR5 and you can expect Nvidia to switch over. I'm also curious to see how high the frequency will go on the new GDDR5,and how much oc you will be able to get out of GDDR5. If Ati does switch over to GDDR5 first, than it could :nutkick: Nvidia. ATI FTW!!! Though I have Intel and Nvidia right now LOL!!!
Why do we exist, when do we die, the question is always why?
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#15
antzen
:respect: this will maybe save my job .... :)
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#16
Millenia
by: Exavier
4xxx + 512 bit = OH YES PLEASE

What are Nvidia's plans to rival this?
Definitely a threat :D
*cue ominous music*
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: antzen
:respect: this will maybe save my job .... :)
You work for AMD?
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#18
antzen
by: btarunr
You work for AMD?
no, for Qimonda ... :o
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: antzen
no, for Qimonda ... :o
you should get me some samples of high end DDR2 :roll:
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#20
antzen
by: cdawall
you should get me some samples of high end DDR2 :roll:
:) no way.
we have only wafers in the fab (cleanroom), not the DIMMs.
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#21
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: antzen
:) no way.
we have only wafers in the fab (cleanroom), not the DIMMs.
wafers ... mmmmm .... are they cream filled?
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#22
antzen
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
wafers ... mmmmm .... are they cream filled?
:slap:
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#23
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: antzen
:) no way.
we have only wafers in the fab (cleanroom), not the DIMMs.
damn o well it was worth a shot
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#24
Drac
I want the ddr5 not the gddr5 lol
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#25
1c3d0g
LMAO...DDR 5 is quite some ways off...try again in 2012 or so. ;)
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