Seoul, July 14: Samsung on Thursday announced that it has developed a new dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) graphics chip with faster speed and improved power efficiency.
The double 24 gigabit graphics data rate 6 (GDDR6) adopts third-generation 10-nanometer technology and boasts data processing speed more than 30 percent faster than existing products, the company said in a statement.
The new DRAM chip can process graphics images at a rate of up to 1.1 terabytes per second, which Samsung says is the fastest in the world and is equivalent to processing 275 Full HD movies in one second.
Graphics DRAMs are widely used in high-power 3D games, personal computers, laptops, or devices that play videos with high resolution.
In the future, it is also expected to be used in high-performance computing, electric cars and autonomous vehicles, reports Yonhap News Agency.
As the new chip meets JEDEC industry standards, AI and graphics companies are likely to adopt it easily, Samsung added.
The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association is a semiconductor organization in charge of chip standardization.
By using so-called dynamic voltage scaling technology, GDDR6 DRAM also improves power efficiency by more than 20 percent, Samsung said.
“Samsung will mass-produce the new graphics chip at the right time to meet growing customer needs and thus seek to lead the next-generation graphics DRAM market,” the company said.
Samsung, the world’s top memory chip maker, saw DRAM sales tumble in the first three months of the year for a second quarter due to lower prices and other negatives, but the company retained its first place in the world market.