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Hynix ramps GDDR 5 clock speed to 7GHz

Increase of 36 per cent

Hynix has introduced GDDR 5 memory capable of running at a whopping 7GHz, though you're going to have to wait until next year to get hold of it.

The memory company yesterday unveiled the high-speed video Ram in the form of a 54nm 1Gb chip. At 7GHz, the new part is 35.7 per cent faster than current top-of-the-line GDDR 5, which runs at 4.5GHz.

It's also more power efficient too. The Hynix chip is driven by a 1.35V power line - today's fast GDDR 5 chips run at 1.5V.

And the wait? Until sometime during the first six months of 2009, Hynix said.

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