For R700, G90 & Larrabee

Qimonda plans to skip the GDDR4 graphics memory technology generation in
favor of GDDR5. With the move, the company seeks to address the high end of the
market. In 2011 the mainstream memory technology in this segment
will be GDDR5 – not GDDR4. Most customers will move from GDDR3 directly to
GDDR5. For 2011, Mercury research expects GDDR5 to capture 90 percent of the
high-end graphics DRAM market. GDDR5 now is intended to offer the missing low-power
capability, along with tripling the performance of today’s 800 MHz GDDR3 chips.
In addition, it will offer features that enable more robust system designs.
Besides being used in desktop and notebook systems, GDDR5 will be suited
especially well for game consoles. The company will sample first GDDR5 chips by
year-end 2007. Volume production is scheduled for first quarter 2008.

For R700, G90 & Larrabee

Qimonda plans to skip the GDDR4 graphics memory technology generation in
favor of GDDR5. With the move, the company seeks to address the high end of the
market. While GDDR3 presently holds a share of about 90 percent of the high end
PC graphics market, in 2011 the mainstream memory technology in this segment
will be GDDR5 – not GDDR4. Most customers will move from GDDR3 directly to
GDDR5. For 2011, Mercury research expects GDDR5 to capture 90 percent of the
high-end graphics DRAM market, which then will feature a volume of $ 1.49 billion
for PC applications alone. GDDR5 now is intended to offer the missing low-power
capability, along with tripling the performance of today’s 800 MHz GDDR3 chips.
In addition, it will offer features that enable more robust system designs.
Besides being used in desktop and notebook systems, GDDR5 will be suited
especially well for game consoles. The company will sample first GDDR5 chips by
year-end 2007. Volume production is scheduled for first quarter 2008.