20nm-8gb-gddr5South Korean conglomerate Samsung has begun to mass products what is deemed to be the first of its kind in the industry – and I am referring to 8 gigabit (Gb) GDDR5 DRAM, and the mass production will be based on the company’s leading-edge 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. Just so that everyone will be on the right footing, GDDR5 happens to be the most widely used discrete graphics memory worldwide, which is saying something.

Specially designed to see action in graphics cards for PCs and supercomputing applications, not to mention for on-board graphics memory in game consoles and notebook PCs, discrete graphics DRAM would be able to deliver an extensive amount of bandwidth so that it can process large high quality graphically-oriented data streams. Thanks to the rising popularity of 3D games alongside Ultra HD video content, Samsung foresees a future where high-performance, high-bandwidth graphics memory would be in demand.

Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice president of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics, shared, “We expect that our 8Gb GDDR5 will provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the best graphics memory solution available for game consoles as well as general use notebook PCs. By expanding our production of 20nm-based DRAM products including the new GDDR5, we will meet increasing global customer demand and take the lead in accelerating the growth of the premium memory market.”

Samsung’s new GDDR5 DRAM will deliver outstanding bandwidth, where it merges a mere eight of the new 8Gb chips to achieve a similar density as that of the 8 gigabytes (GB) required in the latest game consoles. [Press Release]

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