Samsung Electronics the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that it is mass producing the fastest graphics memory device in the world - a 900 MHz Graphics Double Data Rate 3 (GDDR3) chip. The device - already being used in graphics cards for PCs, workstations and notebooks - is 50 percent faster than the previous computer memory chip produced in large volume.
"NVIDIA is now shipping the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 graphics card, which some experts have proclaimed the fastest graphics card on the planet*, and which benefits greatly from Samsung's new 900 Mhz GDDR3 memory chips," said Bryn Young, Director of Memory Marketing and Sales, NVIDIA Corporation. "Samsung's 900 Mhz GDDR3 helped NVIDIA achieve the highest memory clock speed of any commercially available graphics processor."
The last mass-produced computer graphics memory was the 256Megabit (Mb) 600 Mhz GDDR3 chip - also a first for Samsung at that time. The 512Mb 900MHz GDDR3, aligned in 32 rows of 16Mb chips, is enabling high-speed 256 and 512 Megabyte (MB) graphics cards.