AMD has unveiled three DDR3 modules aimed at consumer entertainment PCs and traditional high-end PC markets such as gaming and overclocking.
The Radeon modules, set for release in the second quarter of 2012, are designed for high-end users, and are optimised to run with high-end AMD processors.
The Performance and Entertainment modules, meanwhile, will be offered in high-performance kit and are due before the end of this year.
The Entertainment models will be offered in capacities of 2GB and 4GB, while the Radeon and Performance modules will support up to 8GB.
AMD said that the modules are compatible with Intel chips, and will be offered through resellers, distributors, system vendors and manufacturers.
The decision to move into the memory space was driven in part by the ongoing transition to 30nm production technology. AMD believes that getting into the market as memory technology is shifting will allow the company to better combine its CPU and RAM operations into a single system.
"AMD has been supplying and validating memory for AMD Radeon graphics cards for several years," said Matt Skynner, AMD's vice president and general manager for GPU.
"Based on this experience, adding system memory to our product line was a clear opportunity for us."
The first modules will be manufactured with partner firms Patriot Memory and Vision Tek, and will be made available through major retailers and online vendors, including Amazon, Newegg and VIP Computers.
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