Tuesday, June 6th 2017

Micron Announces 16 Gbps Memory Speeds Achieved Over GDDR5X

Micron, who has been at the forefront in graphics memory production, has recently announced in a blog post their commitment to achieving ever increasing speeds and performance gains with their products (which isn't all that uncommon.) What this announcement has that better carves it as different and newsworthy, though, is that the company has seemingly achieved 16 Gbps speeds on GDDR5X memory - which up to now, ticked at up to 12Gbps. Some NVIDIA cards you probably know about actually had their GDDR5X memory clocked up to 12.4 Gbps.

The new achievements under GDDR5X will aid the company in better executing their vision for GDDR6 and its speed goals. Micron expects to have functional silicon of their G6 program very soon, being confident they can push products to market on early 2018. GDDR6 will bring some specific differences in regards to GDDR5X, such as dual-channel memory (GDDR5X is single-channel) and the introduction of a FBGA180 ball package with increased pitch, to accommodate these fundamental differences.
Source: Micron
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11 Comments on Micron Announces 16 Gbps Memory Speeds Achieved Over GDDR5X

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Updated 1080Ti please?
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#2
Chaitanya
cdawall
Updated 1080Ti please?
These new RAM chips are still quite sometime out, so lets wait maybe we will see new GPUs from both AMD and nVidia ones these are in production.
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Franzen4Real
cdawall
Updated 1080Ti please?
Updated Vega please?

HBM in the consumer sector increasingly looks like a shiny object to stick on a marketing slide. I'll gladly take lower cost/higher availability with a matte finish.

On a GDDR6 note, the switch to dual channel seems interesting. That alone should make a big difference.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Franzen4Real
Updated Vega please?

HBM in the consumer sector increasingly looks like a shiny object to stick on a marketing slide. I'll gladly take lower cost/higher availability with a matte finish.

On a GDDR6 note, I found the dual channel interesting That alone should make a big difference.
Vega is vaporware
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Franzen4Real
cdawall
Vega is vaporware
Vega is the reason I own a 1080, and could quite possibly be the reason I will own an 1180. What we need is some Condensation-ware so that I can have a choice again.
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Chaitanya
cdawall
Vega is vaporware
Problem is not Vega ,HBM2 thats the real problem. even Nvidia is struggling to deliver Teslas running on HBM2 in time. This is a chip from test labs more than a year back.
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64K
Franzen4Real
What we need is some Condensation-ware so that I can have a choice again.
I would thank you twice for that if I could.
Well said sir.
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#8
JalleR
Remember RDRAM..???? high bandwith memory and high cost :D
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#9
ZoneDymo
time to upgrade dat nvidia gear
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#10
efikkan
Franzen4Real
Updated Vega please?

HBM in the consumer sector increasingly looks like a shiny object to stick on a marketing slide. I'll gladly take lower cost/higher availability with a matte finish.

On a GDDR6 note, the switch to dual channel seems interesting. That alone should make a big difference.
AMD has made the same mistake for two generations now, let's hope they stick to GDDR for the next chips.
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#11
Zubasa
efikkan
AMD has made the same mistake for two generations now, let's hope they stick to GDDR for the next chips.
Whats worse is HBM is a big reason why AMD cannot even make a cheaper version or rebrand of the Fury X to at least have something to hold them over.
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