Hynix today announced the industry's first 2Gb(Gigabit) GDDR5 using its 40nm class process technology.
The newly developed GDDR5 is the fastest and highest density graphics memory available in the market. It operates at 7Gbps (Gigabit per second) bandwidth and processes up to 28 GB/s (Gigabytes per second) with a 32-bit I/O. In addition, it has been designed to minimize power consumption with 1.35V operation voltage. Compared to preceding 50nm memory solutio, the new memory reduces energy consumption by 20%.
GDDR, Graphics Double Data Rate, is an ultra high speed Graphics DRAM that processes graphic data in electronic devices such as personal computer and game consoles.
Hynix plans to start mass production of 2Gb GDDR5 in the second half of next year to meet the increasing demand for high performance graphics DRAM.