AMD today announced it will be the first company to commercially use GDDR5 memory in its upcoming ATI Radeon graphics cards.
GDDR5 is expected to become the new standard in the graphics card industry. AMD is working with leading memory manufacturers to bring GDDR5 to market, including Qimonda, Hynix, and Samsung.
The highest data transfer rates supported by GDDR5 are 5x greater than that of GDDR3 and 4x that of GDDR4. Since more data can be moved over a narrower memory interface, higher performance can be attained from smaller, more cost-effective chips.