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New DDR RAM should make graphics cards work

New DDR RAM should make graphics cards work

If the Korean memory manufacturer Hynix has its way, then the current clock rates of graphics memory will soon be a thing of the past. A low 2.6 ns access time should enable speeds of up to 750Mhz (DDR).

So far, the effective clock rates of 3.6 ns are still on the limit of 250Mhz (500 according to DDR). The 128MBit chips should already be used on the next generation of graphics cards and shine with a saving in electricity consumption of 40%. Hynix plans to start mass production in the first quarter of 2002.