AMD already makes and sells PC desktop and notebook processors along with motherboards. It also makes graphics chips under its Radeon brand which it acquired when the company bought ATI several years ago. Now AMD has decided to quietly launch yet another product line. A page on AMD's web site shows that the company is now introducing a line of RAM DDR3 memory modules for the PC market. These new products will be released under the Radeon banner.
The web page indicates that AMD will release three types of RAM modules, but all of them will have 2 GB of RAM on board. One will be branded as "Entertainment", for more general purpose home and entertainment applications, with support for speeds of 1333Mbps. The second will be for "ULTRAPRO Gaming" with support for speeds of 1600Mbps. Finally there will be Radeon memory modules for enterprise PCs, but there's no word on the speeds as of yet.
While the AMD web site doesn't show a release date for any of these products, the Entertainment version appears to already be on sale in Japan. There's no word when or even if these Radeon memory modules will be put on sale here in the US. AMD recently started launching its Fusion line of processor chips that combine both a CPU and a GPU in one chip. Its next major PC desktop processor is code named Bulldozer and is scheduled to launch sometime later this fall. Earlier this week AMD indicated it would not be introducing a new processor specifically made for the smartphone market.