Items tagged with GDDR5

A few weeks back, AMD quietly released a couple of new graphics cards in the Radeon HD 5500 series. For a while there, starting with the Radeon HD 5870 in late September of last year, it seemed like AMD was releasing a new series of graphics cards aimed at different price points, practically every few weeks. Things slowed down a bit once the company had a complete top-to-bottom line-up of DX11 and Eyefinity capable cards from prices ranging from about $49 to $600, but obviously AMD wasn’t quite done beefing up the Radeon HD 5000 series. The recently released Radeon HD 5500 series cards differed... Read more...
A few weeks back, AMD quietly released a couple of new graphics cards in the Radeon HD 5500 series. For a while there, starting with the Radeon HD 5870 in late September of last year, it seemed like AMD was releasing a new series of graphics cards aimed at different price points, practically every few weeks. Things slowed down a bit once the company had a complete top-to-bottom line-up of DX11 and Eyefinity capable cards from prices ranging from about $49 to $600, but obviously AMD wasn’t quite done beefing up the Radeon HD 5000 series. The recently released Radeon HD 5500 series cards... Read more...
We're beginning to wonder who isn't innovating on the flash memory front this month. First was SanDisk, then Micron, and now Samsung. If not for Spansion Japan filing for bankruptcy, it too would likely have something to share. Announced today, Samsung has begun mass producing GDDR5 graphics memory using 50-nanometer class process technology. Mueez Deen, director, mobile and graphics memory, Samsung Semiconductor, had this to say: "Our early 2009 introduction of GDDR5 chips will help us to meet the growing demand for higher performance graphics memory in PCs, graphic cards and game consoles. Because... Read more...
There is no way to categorize AMD's recent launch of the RV770 graphics processor powering the Radeon HD 4800 series of cards as anything other than a resounding success. Cards based on the GPU hit the scene offering very strong performance in their respective price brackets, and forced rival NVIDIA to react with a quick round of price cuts that will surely eat into NVIDIA's margins on the gigantic 65nm GT200 chip. Although actual sales figures aren't available just yet, we suspect AMD is going to show strong sales of every member of the Radeon HD 4800 series. One common concern among analysts... Read more...
  There is no way to categorize AMD's recent launch of the RV770 graphics processor powering the Radeon HD 4800 series of cards as anything other than a resounding success.  Cards based on the GPU hit the scene offering very strong performance in their respective price brackets, and forced rival NVIDIA to react with a quick round of price cuts that will surely eat into NVIDIA's margins on the gigantic 65nm GT200 chip.  Although actual sales figures aren't available just yet, we suspect AMD is going to show strong sales of every member of the Radeon HD 4800 series.One common... Read more...
PowerColor Announced PCS+ HD4870 1GB GDDR5 Speed up gaming performance and lower up to 10°C Temperatures Taipei, Taiwan – August, 20th, 2008 -- TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, announced PCS+ HD4870 1GB solution with special cooling design that delivers amazing gaming performance. Unlike the reference board design, PowerColor PCS+ HD4870 1GB uses ZeroTherm exclusive cooling system, including dual S-shape heatpipe and 94pcs fin design, and 4 phase core power on-board. PCS+ HD4870 1GB efficiently reduces up to 10°C temperatures. PowerColor PCS+ HD4870 1GB is based... Read more...
Just weeks away from the rumored public debut of AMD's new ATI Radeon 4000-series GPUs, AMD clues us in on a tantalizing tidbit about a key technology found in its next generation graphics cards. AMD's new lineup of graphics cards will not only use Graphics Double Data Rate 5 (GDDR5) memory, but AMD also claims that this will actually be "the first commercial implementation" of the technology. "Today's GPU performance is limited by the rate at which data can be moved on and off the graphics chip, which in turn is limited by the memory interface width and die size. The higher data... Read more...
While GDDR4 is still working on becoming the standard for high-end graphics cards, it looks like GDDR5 is already being sampled.  So what is new with GDDR5, well all we have are rumors but a key one is cyclic redundancy checks or CRC.  Perhaps this will turn out to be a sort of 'automatic' throttle for self-overclocking cards.One of the most interesting pieces of speculation is who is getting their hands on early samples:“GPGPU freaks will be spooging over this one - as, apparently, will Intel engineers. Rumour has it that the first chaps to get their hands on samples with be the Chipzilla... Read more...