"NVIDIA has taken real-time rendering to a level where it is almost indistinguishable from the cinematic-quality rendering we see in movies," said Bryn Young, director of memory marketing and sales at NVIDIA. "High-speed memory technology such as Samsung's new GDDR-3 graphics memory is essential to our goal of advancing real-time graphics to photorealistic quality."
GDDR-3 graphics memory is the next evolution of high-speed DDR SDRAM technologies that have played a major role in enabling GPUs to drive complex geometries and character animations and deliver visual effects on par with the hottest motion pictures. GDDR-3 graphics memory enables higher memory clock frequencies at a lower power level with fewer components and constraints on system designers. These technology advances enable NVIDIA partners to bring higher performance solutions to consumers at better prices.
"We have been working with NVIDIA to make GDDR-3 graphics memory a reality in the marketplace," said Mueez Deen, director of memory at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "NVIDIA is consistently an aggressive adopter of new technology and we are excited that an NVIDIA-based graphic solution has enabled Samsung to be the first to market with GDDR-3."
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra GPU-based graphics boards with 128MB of GDDR-3 will be available in mid-March from leading add-in card vendors worldwide, including: Albatron, ASUS Computer International, BFG Technologies, Inc., eVGA.com Corporation, Gainward Co., Ltd., Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Leadtek Research, Inc., MSI, Palit Microsystems, Inc., Point of View, PNY Technologies, Inc., Sparkle Computer Co., Ltd., and XFX, a division of Pine.
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