Samsung said on Thursday it has launched a new graphics dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chip with a faster speed and improved power efficiency.
Earlier Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that it has started mass production of the industry’s first 16- gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory for use in advanced graphics processing for gaming devices and graphics cards as well as automotive, network and artificial intelligence systems.
The 24-gigabit Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) adopts third-generation, 10-nanometer technology and boasts a data processing speed that is over 30 per cent faster than existing products, the company said in a statement.
The new DRAM chip can process graphic images at a rate of up to 1.1 terabytes per second, which Samsung claims is the fastest in the world and equivalent to processing 275 full HD movies in a second.
Samsung’s immediate production of GDDR6 will play a critical role in early launches of nextgeneration graphics cards and systems. With all of its improvements in density, performance and energy efficiency, the 16Gb GDDR6 will be widely used in rapidly growing fields such as 8K Ultra HD video processing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence.
In the future, it is also expected to be used in high performance computing, electric cars and autonomous vehicles, reports Yonhap news agency.
As the new chip meets the JEDEC industry standards, artificial intelligence and graphics companies will likely adopt it easily, Samsung added.
The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association is a semiconductor organisation in charge of standardisation of chips.
Using the so-called dynamic voltage scaling technology, the GDDR6 DRAM also improves power efficiency more than 20 percent, Samsung said.