Tuesday, March 8th 2016

SK Hynix to Ship 4GB HBM2 Stacks by Q3-2016

Korean DRAM and NAND flash giant SK Hynix will be ready to ship its 4 GB stacked second generation high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) chips from Q3, 2016. These packages will be made up of four 1 GB dies, with a bandwidth-per-pin of 1 Gbps, 1.6 Gbps, and 2 Gbps, working out to per-stack bandwidths of 128 GB/s, 204 GB/s, and 256 GB/s, respectively.

These chips will target applications such as graphics cards, network infrastructure, HPC, and servers. The company is also designing 8 GB stacks, made up of eight 1 GB dies. These stacks will be targeted at HPC and server applications. The company is also offering cost-effective 2 GB, 2-die stacks, for graphics cards. The cost-effective 2 GB, 2-die stacks could prove particularly important for the standard's competition against GDDR5X, particularly in mid-range and performance-segment graphics cards.
Source: Golem.de
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19 Comments on SK Hynix to Ship 4GB HBM2 Stacks by Q3-2016

#1
the54thvoid
Is Samsung working on HBM2 as well? Q3 shipping is bad news for next gen GPU. Looking at Q4 release dates?
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Ferrum Master
the54thvoidIs Samsung working on HBM2 as well? Q3 shipping is bad news for next gen GPU. Looking at Q4 release dates?
It means very high pricing or late shippings of next gen flagships... in either case we loose.
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#3
dj-electric
Samsung is indeed working on HBM2 memory. Also targets Q3 shipping
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#4
Ferrum Master
Dj-ElectriCAlso targets Q3 shipping
Where did you read that?
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#5
PP Mguire
Saw this earlier off of Facebook. Ordered water blocks for my shitty cards so I can clock higher.
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#9
Slizzo
the54thvoidIs Samsung working on HBM2 as well? Q3 shipping is bad news for next gen GPU. Looking at Q4 release dates?
This news bit is for 4GB HBM2 stacks, not the 2GB that both Polaris and Pascal will be using.
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#10
Legacy-ZA
SlizzoThis news bit is for 4GB HBM2 stacks, not the 2GB that both Polaris and Pascal will be using.
Fine by me as long as we see 8GB+ VRAM cards.
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#11
PP Mguire
SlizzoThis news bit is for 4GB HBM2 stacks, not the 2GB that both Polaris and Pascal will be using.
Big Pascal supposed to use 16GB so that'll require 4GB stacks.
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#12
Assimilator
PP MguireBig Pascal supposed to use 16GB so that'll require 4GB stacks.
Or 8x 2GB stacks. Of course, if NV follow their recent examples and release big Pascal long after small Pascal, it probably won't matter.
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#13
PP Mguire
AssimilatorOr 8x 2GB stacks. Of course, if NV follow their recent examples and release big Pascal long after small Pascal, it probably won't matter.
So far we've only seen 4 stacks on a chip. That'd mean using 4x4GB stacks, or if it's 32GB like a couple rumors I've seen 4x8GB stacks. I mean it could be different, but literally all the signs are pointing no big chip until 2017.
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#14
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
PP MguireSaw this earlier off of Facebook. Ordered water blocks for my shitty cards so I can clock higher.
HA yea your shitty cards.
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#15
PP Mguire
cdawallHA yea your shitty cards.
TItan X/Maxwell is shitty for 4k. No doubt about it.
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#16
R-T-B
PP MguireTItan X/Maxwell is shitty for 4k. No doubt about it.
compared to what most of us are running, I think you'll find yourself a lot better off, is the point.
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PP Mguire
R-T-Bcompared to what most of us are running, I think you'll find yourself a lot better off, is the point.
Sure maybe, but I got and kept the screen under the assumption Pascal was coming sooner rather than later. I got one Titan X to push 1440p single card, and received the other as a gift from one very generous gf. I held off custom water for 6 months because I still thought Pascal was coming. I sold my Swift due to issues and the assumption Pascal was coming. Basically, I got screwed and now I'm #firstworldproblem whining about it. :roll:
These cards are meant to be sub-4k beasts and that's exactly what they do. Buuuut now I'm basically stuck with a 1080p/1440p beast setup for 2 years (got Titan X on release) due to some bad decisions, and it makes no sense to get another 1440p monitor for such a short period of time.
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#18
Prima.Vera
I don't think one requires more than 8GB VRAM for a 3440×1440 resolution...

Advise me if I'm wrong, since I plan to buy one of those 21:9 curved beauties sometimes this year....
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PP Mguire
Prima.VeraI don't think one requires more than 8GB VRAM for a 3440×1440 resolution...

Advise me if I'm wrong, since I plan to buy one of those 21:9 curved beauties sometimes this year....
100% depends on the game m8.
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