Monday, November 1st 2021

Micron Delivers High-Performance GDDR6 Memory for AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards

Micron, today announced that its high-performance 16Gb / 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory solution is now available with AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards built on the AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture. Using Micron's advanced 1z process technology, this latest version of GDDR6 enables up to 512 GB/s system performance for demanding applications like gaming and graphics. Today's announcement continues Micron's rich history of innovation and collaboration with industry leaders to deliver breakthrough performance that enables the most advanced gaming solutions.

As graphics and gaming applications become more demanding, so do the requirements for high bandwidth memory and system performance. Modern gamers expect high-resolution, immersive experiences, and GDDR6 delivers with its support of fast frame rates. The result is excellent performance and speed that minimize lag time and provide gamers with lifelike effects.
AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture is optimized to deliver high performance and power efficiency. Harnessing the benefits of AMD RDNA 2 gaming architecture, AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards address the ever-increasing demands of modern games, delivering high frame rates, incredible visual fidelity and highly responsive gaming experiences.

Availability

Select AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards equipped with Micron GDDR6 memory, beginning with AMD Radeon RX 6600 Series and Radeon RX 6700 Series graphics cards, are expected to be available starting in Q4 2021.
Source: Micron
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13 Comments on Micron Delivers High-Performance GDDR6 Memory for AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards

#1
ixi
Soooooo? AMD will have new supplier for gddr? As far as I know they use gddr6 already.
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ratirt
ixiSoooooo? AMD will have new supplier for gddr? As far as I know they use gddr6 already.
You look for an alternative always in case something happens. It is better to have plan B especially in the era of chip shortage.
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#3
ixi
ratirtYou look for an alternative always in case something happens. It is better to have plan B especially in the era of chip shortage.
I think amd uses skynix and as well samsung, but maybe I'm wrong. If micron is backup then it will come handy in future, maybe. If amd plans to use micron for supply increase then that will be good.
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#4
Chane
I'm surprised they weren't already supplying gddr6 for rx6000 series. Does anyone know why they weren't? Seems odd.
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#5
ratirt
ChaneI'm surprised they weren't already supplying gddr6 for rx6000 series. Does anyone know why they weren't? Seems odd.
Simple conclusion might be, AMD had suppliers but they didn't know how the sales will go. Since it kicked off not as bad they want to increase the capacity. I think it is a good move. Also that means the production will ramp up for the graphics cards? Damn I sure hope so. :)
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#6
Tigger
I'm the only one
So will cards with this memory be differentiated?
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#7
Chomiq
TiggerSo will cards with this memory be differentiated?
Probably not, I guess Micron has to match the required spec so it can be used without any changes to the product name.
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#8
kmetek
More stock, lower price?
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#9
Chomiq
kmetekMore stock, lower price?
Seeing how crypto is still booming and newest RX cards are top value for mining? Doubt it.
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#10
Xex360
What's new? Aren't the 6800XT already reaching 512gb/s?
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#11
Makaveli
Xex360What's new? Aren't the 6800XT already reaching 512gb/s?
All this article is saying is micron will be a 2nd supplier to GDDR6 memory for AMD since right now its just samsung.

Has nothing to do with performance.
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#12
defaultluser
MakaveliAll this article is saying is micron will be a 2nd supplier to GDDR6 memory for AMD since right now its just samsung.

Has nothing to do with performance.
Right, Samsung has had an exclusive on 16Gbps memory for the last two years (since the 2080 Super),

Of course, Micron has been shipping just as many units of GDDR6X chips. (at half the density, but even higher speeds)
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#13
Xex360
MakaveliAll this article is saying is micron will be a 2nd supplier to GDDR6 memory for AMD since right now its just samsung.

Has nothing to do with performance.
My bad misunderstood.
Thank you for clarifying.
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