Emerging Memory Solutions for Graphics Applications

Katsumi SUIZU  Toshiyuki OGAWA  Kazuyasu FUJISHIMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E78-C    No.7    pp.773-781
Publication Date: 1995/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on LSI Memory Device, Circuit, Architecture and Application Technologies for Multimedia Age)
3D computer graphics,  texture mapping,  Z-buffer,  bandwidth bottleneck,  DRAM,  system memory,  frame buffer,  performance comparison,  

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Ever increasing demand for higher bandwidth memories, which is fueled by multimedia and 3D graphics, seems to be somewhat satisfied with various emerging memory solutions. This paper gives a review of these emerging DRAM architectures and a performance comparison based on a condition to let the readers have some perspectives of the future and optimized graphics systems.