Samsung unveils SDRAM-beating SGRAM

More than a match for Rambus too

Samsung yesterday claimed its latest 32Mb SGRAM part is up to 55 per cent faster than "best of class" 32Mb SDRAM. The new chip, operating at 222MHz, was also described by the company as an "evolutionary alternative" to Rambus Direct DRAM, at least in graphics applications. Samsung claimed the part can deliver 1.8GBps throughput on a 64-bit bus and 3.5GBps on a 128-bit bus. The new part, the KM4132G112, is available for sampling -- volume production will begin next month. The price is $8 per unit in 1000-unit batches. ®

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