The world's first 40nm 2Gb GDDR5 chip created by Hynix

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Company Hynix Semiconductor announced that she was able to create the world's first chip of GDDR5 memory with a density of 2 Gbps, designed to meet the standards of 40 nm process technology. The new chip has a figure of the working voltage 1.35 volts, while its energy consumption by 20 per cent lower than that of chips created by the norms of 50 nm manufacturing process. Note that when using 32-bit I / O interface speed of the data from the new 40 nm chip achieves 28 Gb / s.

It is reported that the new 40 nm chip GDDR5 memory with a density of 2 Gbps can achieve a bandwidth of data at 7 Gbps. (ie operate at a frequency of 7000 MHz). This memory is designed for use in graphics cards and game consoles, and, obviously, will be used in next-generation graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD. It remains to add that the mass production of 40 nm of GDDR5 memory with a density of 2 Gbit should begin in the second half of 2010.