Desktop

Today's desktop computers are powerful number crunchers designed to deliver exceptional performance, stunning visuals, and breathtaking sound effects that push the frontiers of personal computing. Applications, such as high-end gaming, 3D modeling, and high-definition video editing, are still run on desktops with the highest technical configurations. Along with the most efficient architecture and design, such machines also require equally efficient components to deliver the required performance.

Be it memory, storage, displays, or custom ASIC solutions, Samsung provides designers of high-end and high-performance desktop systems with the power and flexibility to deliver the performance they need. A worldwide leader in electronics and semiconductor technologies, Samsung has an extensive product portfolio comprising devices and components that fulfill the system designers' requirements at the lowest BoM costs and with the fastest time-to-market.

The following block diagram illustrates the architecture of a typical desktop computer, and highlights the major blocks that make up the system.

Block Diagram

Samsung Semiconductor Block Diagram Computing DRAM Graphic DRAM Flash SSD Flash Cards

As shown in the block diagram, a typical desktop system consists of the following components:

  • The processor (or the CPU)
  • The Input/Output Controller Hub (ICH), also known as Southbridge
  • Memory, such as main memory and graphic memory
  • Storage media, such as flash-based SSDs and flash cards
  • Audio devices
  • User input devices, such as keyboards and mice
 

Computing DRAM

When it comes to memory, Samsung is the preferred provider for most desktop OEMs. DRAM memory is the most widely used type in today's desktop computers.
The following table summarizes the key features of Samsung's computing DRAM.

Samsung computing DRAM is best suited for deployment on servers, and demonstrates some of the following important advantages:

Graphic DRAM

Samsung Graphics DRAM for Desktops

Today's desktop computers are powerful number crunchers designed to deliver exceptional performance, stunning visuals, and breathtaking sound effects. Applications such as high-end gaming, 3D visuals and high-definition video depend heavily on graphics memory. Samsung helps you meet the demand with advanced graphics DRAM solutions for desktop PCs.

Gain key benefits to enhance desktop designs

Key benefits of using Samsung graphics DRAM in desktop computers include:

  • Exceptional graphics performance enabling peak bandwidths of 28GB/s to deliver lifelike graphics
  • Lessened dependency on system I/Os enabled by x32 and x16 programmable organization, freeing up system I/Os for allocation to other devices or peripherals
  • Enhanced design flexibility for OEM desktop computer manufacturers due to use of industry-standard FBGA packaging

Work with a leader in high-speed graphics memory

A world leader and innovator of next-generation memory technologies, Samsung has been at the forefront of advanced memory designs such as graphics DDR3 (gDDR3) and GDDR5. Today, GDDR5 is capable of data rates up to 7Gb/s per pin, which can translate into 28GB/s for a complete memory chip. This high bandwidth is becoming a necessity for applications that commonly run on today's desktop systems, such as 3D gaming.

Choose from a comprehensive range of Samsung components

From memory and storage to displays and application-specific IC (ASIC) solutions, Samsung empowerss desktop system designers with the flexibility to deliver outstanding performance with high energy efficiency. The following block diagram illustrates the architecture of a typical desktop computer.

Bring products to market quickly

Depend on Samsung to help you create stunning graphics capabilities for desktop systems. A worldwide leader in electronics and semiconductor technologies, Samsung offers devices and components designed to fulfill exacting system design requirements the best suitable performance and the fastest possible time to market

Flash SSD

Next-generation data storage technologies, such as flash memory based Solid State Drives (SSDs), are increasingly replacing traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) in computing systems. SSDs differ from traditional magnetic storage media, such as HDDs, because they use flash memory-based semiconductors to store data, and have no moving parts. Recent advances have enabled the development of SSDs that offer high-capacity data storage and can be used as direct replacements for HDDs.

Data access times are much lower, since SSDs start up instantly with no significant delays for users, unlike HDDs that need "spin-up" time to turn on the motor and align the read/write heads. Furthermore, reliability for the stored data is much higher with SSDs due to the absence of any motors and read/write heads. With SSDs, "disk crashes" are absent, hence data integrity is not compromised. SSDs also require much lower power to operate, both in active and idle modes.

Samsung has a wide array of SSD solutions for deployment on desktop computers of all levels, from entry-level systems to high-end machines intended for editing 3D content.

Samsung SSDs are increasingly being adopted by a majority of desktop computer manufacturers worldwide, due to their following advantages:

Flash Cards

The latest desktop computers usually provide interfaces for connecting additional removable storage media, such as a slot for flash cards. As shown in Figure 1, this feature is commonly provided by the Southbridge or the ICH, used in the system. Flash cards are a form of flash memory and are available in various types, capacities, and form-factors.

Samsung is one of the global leaders in flash memory technology and a primary supplier of flash card-based storage solutions to several OEMs worldwide.

Samsung flash cards are the number one choice for OEMs of digital still/video cameras, digital music players, and other similar applications. For a typical desktop computer, some of the prominent advantages that flash cards present are:

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