Samsung Builds World's Fastest Graphics Memory Chip

Samsung Electronics has developed a new graphics memory chip that is approximately 65 percent faster than its nearest competitor.

Samsung Electronics Co., a producer of high-end graphics memory, has developed the world’s fastest graphics memory chip.

The GDDR4 (Graphics Double Data Rate version4) is approximately 65 percent faster in transferring data than the next fastest chip.

The new chip uses 80-nanometer production technology working at 4Gb/s (gigabits per second). The chip is available in a 512Mb capacity and has a 32-bit data bus configuration.

Manufacturers of graphics processing units (GPUs) and video cards have expressed interest in the new memory, which is ready for customer testing this month.

Analysts expect GDDR4 to significantly boost demand for the high-performance memory market segment over the next 12-18 months.