Samsung has developed a new graphics chip for users of applications for creating multimedia and digital video. The chip the world's first SDRAM (synchronous dynamic random access memory) chip for graphics applications capable of operating at 266MHz.
The device can process 4GB of data per second – which translates to more than 60 frames per second of high-resolution 3D video (defined as 1,024 by 768 pixels at 32-bit color). With this performance, Samsung claims the chip can support any 3D program available on the market and expects sales of the chip to total US$300 million this year.
The chip, which has a capacity of 64Mbits, will be available in sample quantities from June. In use, the company anticipates four of the chips, which each support a 32-bit bus, will be used together to offer 128-bit bus systems.