Samsung announces 1 GHz graphics memory based on DDR II
Samsung has just announced the production of a graphics RAM clocked at 1.0GHz, the series production of which is planned for the 3rd quarter of 2002. The memory chip works on the basis of the DDR-II specifications and should be able to transfer 4 GB/s.
Probably only interesting for experts, but still worth mentioning are the technologies that Samsung first introduced in the new modules (128 -MBit-DDR-II-DRAMs) uses: On-Die-Termination (ODT), Off-Chip-Driver Calibration (OCD) and Posted CAS (Column Access Strobe). The voltage could be reduced to 1.8 V, which in connection with the extremely compact design (FPBGA, Fine-Pitch-Ball-Grid-Array) predestines the modules especially for use in notebooks.
Among other things With this development, Samsung wants to achieve the goal it has set itself of increasing the market share of graphics memory from the current 40 percent to 55 percent by the end of the year.