AMD starts selling Radeon-branded DDR3 memory

Published: 8th Aug 2011, 06:53 GMT

Well-known x86 chip designer AMD seems to be expanding its business, the new area of interest for the company being memory. That’s right, AMD is apparently making DDR3 memory modules now, and it’s branding them ‘Radeon’ to make sure that they get the attention of buyers.

According to AMD’s website , three 2GB long DIMMs are being (initially) released as part of the Radeon memory line, and each one caters to a certain segment. There’s the ‘Entertainment’ memory which runs at 1333 MHz (9-9-9 latency), the ‘Ultra Pro Gaming’ DIMM working at 1600 MHz (11-11-11) and last we have the ‘Enterprise’ memory which doesn’t have finalized specs.

The DDR3-1333 module has already found its way into Japanese stores and can be bought for about $20. No word though on when we’ll get to buy some Radeon Ultra Pro Gaming memory.