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AMD's next generation Radeon graphics card to get a boost from GDDR5

Although NVIDIA may be grabbing headlines lately with leaked details of its next generation GeForce graphics cards, AMD isn't exactly standing still with its Radeon offerings. ATI is preparing its Radeon HD 4800 series GPUs which will replace the existing HD 3800 lineup.

While the HD 4800 Series is rumored to feature GPGPU physics and HDMI 7.1 surround sound pass-through, today we were made privy of one concrete aspect of the new cards: the onboard memory. Qimonda contacted DailyTech earlier this morning with the news that they will supply AMD with GDDR5 memory chips for the reinvigorated Radeon family.

"The days of monolithic mega-chips are gone. Being first to market with GDDR in our next-generation architecture, AMD is able to deliver incredible performance using more cost-effective GPUs," remarked Rick Bergman, AMD Senior Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Product Group. "AMD believes that GDDR5 is the optimal way to drive performance gains while being mindful of power consumption. We’re excited about the potential GDDR5 brings to the table for innovative game development and even more exciting game play."

The high-speed memory chips are 512Mbit and offer bandwidth of up to 4.0Gbps. In preparing for AMD's June launch, mass production of the new GDDR5 chips has already commenced and are shipping in volume.

"We are very proud to supply AMD with GDDR5 volume shipments only six months after first product samples have been delivered," said Robert Feurle, Qimonda AG's Vice President of the DRAM Business Unit. "This is a further milestone in our successful GDDR5 roadmap and underlines our predominant position as innovator and leader in the graphics DRAM market."

"Qimonda's strong GDDR5 roadmap convinced us to choose them as a primary technology partner for our GDDR5 GPU launch," added AMD's Joe Macri. "Both the early availability of first samples and volume shipments added great value to the development and launch of our upcoming high-performance GPU."



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story proofreading
By Screwballl on 5/21/2008 3:25:26 PM , Rating: -1
I had to read over several sections carefully since they made no sense...

quote:
The high-speed memory chips at 512Mbit and offer throughput of up to 4.0Gbps.


what?

chips at 512Mbit?
throughput?




RE: story proofreading
By ninjit on 5/21/2008 3:33:26 PM , Rating: 1
Yeh I saw that too.

I think it's missing a few words in the middle

quote:
The high-speed memory chips are sized at 512Mbits and offer throughput of up to 4.0Gbps.


RE: story proofreading
By Warren21 on 5/21/2008 3:36:51 PM , Rating: 2
Learn2computer.

512Mbit is just a fancy way of saying 64MB, throughput = bandwidth.

I'm not sure if measuring memory capacity in M b (not to be confused with M B ) is standard in the DRAM industry, however.


RE: story proofreading
By OddTSi on 5/21/2008 3:44:45 PM , Rating: 2
As far as I'm aware it IS standard when talking about individual chips and not ram sticks (with multiple chips on them) like we in the consumer segment are used to.


RE: story proofreading
By amanojaku on 5/21/2008 3:46:39 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
throughput = bandwidth


Not true. 4.0Gbit/sec is the bandwidth. Throughput could be less due to overhead, latency, etc... Think of a network. The bandwidth of Ethernet is 10Mbits/100Mbits/1Gbits, etc... The throughput is at most 90% of that after overhead.


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