The AMD GDDR5 offering, along with the Nvidia GDDR3 512-bit GTX 280, should make for an interesting summer.
|Proud as a peacock Advanced Micro Devices aka AMD to friends and foes has now announced something that we basically already knew, that it will bringing the "first commercial implementation" of GDDR5 memory with the release of its upcoming Radeon HD 4800 series cards.
"The days of monolithic mega-chips are gone. Being first to market with GDDR in our next-generation architecture, AMD is able to deliver incredible performance using more cost-effective GPUs," said Rick Bergman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Product Group, AMD. "AMD believes that GDDR5 is the optimal way to drive performance gains while being mindful of power consumption. We’re excited about the potential GDDR5 brings to the table for innovative game development and even more exciting game play."
Already working with the likes of Samsung, Hynix and Qimonda on the arrival of GDDR5-equipped graphics card, AMD is set to use the new standard on the RV770-powered Radeon HD 4870 and 4870 X2 models, the former being expected at the end of next month (at least through a paper launch).