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Title    SK Hynix to Begin Shipping GDDR6 Memory in Early 2018
Date    Monday May 01 2017, @12:01PM
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from the faster-is-better dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/05/01/083214

takyon writes:

SK Hynix is almost ready to produce GDDR6 memory with higher than expected per-pin bandwidth:

In a surprising move, SK Hynix has announced its first memory chips based on the yet-unpublished GDDR6 standard. The new DRAM devices for video cards have capacity of 8 Gb and run at 16 Gbps per pin data rate, which is significantly higher than both standard GDDR5 and Micron's unique GDDR5X format. SK Hynix plans to produce its GDDR6 ICs in volume by early 2018.

GDDR5 memory has been used for top-of-the-range video cards for over seven years, since summer 2008 to present. Throughout its active lifespan, GDDR5 increased its data rate by over two times, from 3.6 Gbps to 9 Gbps, whereas its per chip capacities increased by 16 times from 512 Mb to 8 Gb. In fact, numerous high-end graphics cards, such as NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070, still rely on the GDDR5 technology, which is not going anywhere even after the launch of Micron's GDDR5X with up to 12 Gbps data rate per pin in 2016. As it appears, GDDR6 will be used for high-end graphics cards starting in 2018, just two years after the introduction of GDDR5X.

Previously: Samsung Announces Mass Production of HBM2 DRAM
DDR5 Standard to be Finalized by JEDEC in 2018


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  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "GDDR6" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GDDR6_SDRAM
  3. "higher than expected per-pin bandwidth" - http://www.anandtech.com/show/11297/sk-hynix-announces-plans-to-ship-gddr6-memory-for-graphics-cards-in-early-2018
  4. "Samsung Announces Mass Production of HBM2 DRAM" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/01/20/0313230
  5. "DDR5 Standard to be Finalized by JEDEC in 2018" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/04/02/014251
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=19928

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