Samsung unveils world's fastest memory chip

Samsung Electronics, South Korea’s top high-tech company, said on Tuesday its new graphics memory chip can transmit data equivalent to half a million pages of news print per second.

The company said it will begin commercial production of the world’s fastest memory chip around the end of this year.

The new 2,0 Gbps high-speed graphics solution runs at up to 8,0 GigaBytes per second (GBps), which is 70% faster than current conventional 1,2 Gbps devices.

The company said it can transmit data equivalent to 34 years of a 40-page broadsheet daily newspaper, or almost half a million pages every second.

This new chip will provide high-quality images and fast animation in PCs, workstations and high-end game consoles, the company said.

Samsung said it had also started mass producing its 1,6 Gbps 512 Mb GDDR3 chip developed last December.

Samsung said the global graphics DRAM market will grow 43% this year to $1,5-billion and $2-billion next year, citing research company Mercury Research. - Sapa-AFP

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