Samsung ships "majority" of GDDR3 memory for Xbox 360

Samsung today said that it is the main supplier of the graphics memory for Microsoft's recently launched game console Xbox 360. Running at 700 MHz, the 512 Mbit GDDR3 memory, organized in a 16 Mbit x 32 configuration, is rated at a bandwidth of 5.6 GByte per second, which is about 3.5 times faster than the memory used in the original Xbox, Samsung claims.

The increased density of the 90 nm memory allows the Xbox 360 to provide eight times the memory capacity of the first generation console, according to the memory manufacturer.