AMD begins selling Radeon memory
The DRAM modules come in three varieties; Entertainment modules, ULTRAPRO modules and Enterprise modules
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced 2GB DDR3 DRAM modules that will be branded under the Radeon name. Radeon has typically been used as the brand name for the company's GPUs.
AMD's DRAM modules will be available in three different flavours. The first is the ‘Entertainment' series, which runs at 1,300MHz with 9-9-9 memory timings. The next grade is known as the ‘ULTRAPRO Gaming' series, which runs at 1,600MHz with an 11-11-11 timing. AMD is also offering an ‘Enterprise' edition though timings and speed for this grade are yet to be announced.
Manufacturing DRAM has been a business that a few companies have dropped out of in recent years due to the low-margins.
NCIX.com, a Canadian based online shopping portal for computer hardware, is selling the ‘Entertainment' module for US $10.05 (2GB). Another reseller stocking the modules is based in Dosupara House Parts in Akihabara, Japan.