AMD Looks to Qimonda For GDDR5 Memory
Although NVIDIA may be grabbing headlines lately with leaked details of its next generation GeForce graphics cards, AMD isn't exactly standing still with its Radeon offerings. ATI is preparing its Radeon HD 4800 series GPUs which will replace the existing HD 3800 lineup.
While the HD 4800 Series is rumored to feature GPGPU physics and HDMI 7.1 surround sound pass-through, today we were made privy of one concrete aspect of the new cards: the onboard memory. Qimonda contacted DailyTech earlier this morning with the news that they will supply AMD with GDDR5 memory chips for the reinvigorated Radeon family.
"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,"
remarked Rick Bergman, AMD Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Graphics Product Group. "AMD believes that GDDR5 is the optimal way to
drive performance gains while being mindful of power consumption. We