32X 데이터 속도
Rambus' 32X Data Rate technology transfers 32-bits of data per I/O on every clock cycle. This enables extremely high bit-transfer rates and per device bandwidth while maintaining relatively low system clock speeds. Use of lower clock speeds reduces system costs and complexity.
Current industry standard memories employ double, or quad, data rate technology which transfers two, or four, bits of data per I/O for every clock cycle. Using quad data rate technology, GDDR5 memory requires a 1750 megahertz (MHz) clock to achieve a peak performance of 7 gigabits per second (Gbps) data rate and 28 gigabytes per second (GB/s) total bandwidth from a 4-byte wide device. The complexity and cost of routing, distributing and maintaining clock signals rise significantly as frequencies increase. This added cost and complexity reduces scalability.
32X Data Rate technology offers a scalable migration path to higher memory system performance and device bandwidth by enabling breakthrough signaling rates. A data rate of 20Gbps can be achieved with an easily manageable 625MHz system clock. This provides a total bandwidth of 80GB/s from a single 4-byte wide DRAM device.
Commercial and Performance Benefits
Rambus' 32X Data Rate technology offers a scalable migration path to faster memory and higher resulting device bandwidth while maintaining a more manageable lower-frequency system clock. Use of low-speed system clocks lowers power consumption and reduces complexity and cost in board and system design.