Monday, April 24th 2017

SK Hynix Announces its 8Gb GDDR6 Memory Chips

SK Hynix Inc. today introduced the world's fastest 2Znm 8Gb (Gigabit) GDDR6 (Graphics DDR6) DRAM. The product operates with an I/O data rate of 16 Gbps (Gigabits per second) per pin, which is the industry's fastest. With a forthcoming high-end graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, this DRAM processes up to 768 GB/s (Gigabytes of graphics data per second). SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs.

GDDR is specialized DRAM for processing an extensive amount of graphics data quickly according to what graphics cards command in PCs, workstations, video players and high performance gaming machines. Especially, GDDR6 is a next generation graphics solution under development of standards at JEDEC, which runs twice as fast as GDDR5 having 10% lower operation voltage. As a result, it is expected to speedily substitute for GDDR5 and GDDR5X. SK Hynix has been collaborating with a core graphics chipset client to timely mass produce the GDDR6 for the upcoming market demands.
"With the introduction of this industry's fastest GDDR6, SK Hynix will actively respond to high quality, high performance graphics memory solutions market" said senior vice president Jonghoon Oh, the Head of DRAM Product Development Division. "The Company would help our clients enhance their performance of high-end graphics cards" he added.

GDDR6 is regarded as one of necessary memory solutions in growing industries such as AI(Artificial Intelligence), VR(Virtual Reality), self-driving cars, and high-definition displays over 4K to support their visualization. According to Gartner, average graphics DRAM density in graphics cards is to be 2.2GB this year and 4.1GB in 2021 with CAGR of 17%.
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12 Comments on SK Hynix Announces its 8Gb GDDR6 Memory Chips

#1
Raendor
So, GTX 2080 with GDDR6 in 2018?
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#2
dinmaster
to me it seems like they are milking us all the time, shrink and put more is the answer... 1-6 then 7,8,9... i hope hbm slaps them hard. slow advances in gddr..
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#3
R0H1T
What is 2Znm, shouldn't that be 2x nm or 20 nm class?
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#4
ZoneDymo
dinmaster
to me it seems like they are milking us all the time, shrink and put more is the answer... 1-6 then 7,8,9... i hope hbm slaps them hard. slow advances in gddr..
Here is a shocker... all companies milk you man, cuz moar moneyzzzzz.
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#5
Chloe Price
dinmaster
to me it seems like they are milking us all the time, shrink and put more is the answer... 1-6 then 7,8,9... i hope hbm slaps them hard. slow advances in gddr..
Reminds me of Samsung Galaxy S series.. Now they released S8, I wonder what's after S9.
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#6
medi01
Soo, where are we with HBM2/HBM3 vs this?
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#7
jabbadap
medi01
Soo, where are we with HBM2/HBM3 vs this?
Well if we are looking only bandwidth, then look at Vega rumors: 2*32Gb HBM2 256GB/s each = 8GB @ 512GB/s.
Same would take 256bit memory interface of gddr6 so 256bit/(32bit/chip)= 8*gddr6. Thus 8*8Gb @ 16Gbps*256bit/(8bit/byte) = 8GB @ 512GB/s.

Haven't looked hbm3 specs, so can't say about that.
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#8
horsemama1956
dinmaster
to me it seems like they are milking us all the time, shrink and put more is the answer... 1-6 then 7,8,9... i hope hbm slaps them hard. slow advances in gddr..
Yeah man Hynix really should have started at like GDDR7 instead of milking everyone with old slow tech in the past. Don't even get why Intel made a 486 when they clearly could have just made i7s.
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#9
roberto888
horsemama1956
Yeah man Hynix really should have started at like GDDR7 instead of milking everyone with old slow tech in the past. Don't even get why Intel made a 486 when they clearly could have just made i7s.
LMAO
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#10
Gasaraki
horsemama1956
Yeah man Hynix really should have started at like GDDR7 instead of milking everyone with old slow tech in the past. Don't even get why Intel made a 486 when they clearly could have just made i7s.
LOL, why GDDR7? You know they already have GDDRX (10) in their facilities. They are just feeding us these slower memory to get rid of slow stock.
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#11
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
horsemama1956
Yeah man Hynix really should have started at like GDDR7 instead of milking everyone with old slow tech in the past. Don't even get why Intel made a 486 when they clearly could have just made i7s.
Excelllent use of facetiousness!! :respect:
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#12
Grings
btarunr
With a forthcoming high-end graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, this DRAM processes up to 768 GB/s (Gigabytes of graphics data per second). SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs.
384bit bus? next titan? i cant see nvidia using that size bus on anything lesser
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