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AMD Confirms GDDR5 Memory For Next-gen Graphics Cards

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments


AMD today said that its next graphics cards series will integrate GDDR5 memory. The higher data rates supported by GDDR5 - up to 5x that of GDDR3 and 4x that of GDDR4 - will enable more bandwidth over a narrower memory interface, which can translate into superior performance delivered from smaller, more cost-effective chips, AMD said.

According to AMD, GDDR5 technology also holds a number of benefits for stream processing in general purpose GPU applications. The increased bandwidth will "greatly benefit certain classes of stream computations" and new error detection mechanisms in GDDR5 can also help "increase the accuracy of calculations by indentifying errors and re-issuing commands to get valid data," AMD said.

You can read about AMD’s next-gen graphics cards in our detailed Radeon 4800 preview articles.

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    kelfen , May 21, 2008 6:40 PM
    Looking foward for the new GDDR5 and the benifits it will produce.
    As far as AMD is making in the rigth direction as far as graphic cards.
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    Arbie , May 21, 2008 6:40 PM
    Your link to the "Radeon 4800 preview articles" is broken. It goes to a 2005 discussion of consoles vs PCs.
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    kelfen , May 21, 2008 6:45 PM
    The link "You can read about AMD’s next-gen graphics cards in our detailed Radeon 4800 preview articles." is broken.
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    draxssab , May 21, 2008 7:14 PM
    With as much speed on their memory, hope their RV770 GPU and onboard Physics will follow these way on performance. For now it sound good!
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    royalcrown , May 21, 2008 9:00 PM
    I think we should have more bandwidth, then put the more on a wider bus....forget this twice as good so half the bus, lets go twice as good and twice the bus to 512 wide !
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    thomasxstewart , May 21, 2008 10:17 PM
    RoyalCrowd: thinks that be 4x better.yET THATS HOW gOFFY nUMBERING STARTS. Glad GDDR5 is getting caught Up.