Micron has just reported that GDDR5X memory used in GeForce GTX 1080 products has entered mass production.
MICRON GDDR5X memory in mass production
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 is currently the only graphics card to benefit from high bandwidth GDDR5X memory technology. Before announcement it was unclear if GDDR5X graphics cards are even possible as Micron was originally planning mass production in the summer. Well today Micron officially announced on its blog that GDDR5X memory is already in mass production:
I first talked about Micron’s GDDR5X in September 2015 and in February of this year, provided an update that the technology was on track for mass production by summer. Today, I am happy to announce that GDDR5X, the fastest discrete memory component in the world, has already entered mass production. With gaming and virtual reality driving continuous increases in performance requirements for GPUs, it’s a critical time to deliver higher memory bandwidth and efficiency, and GDDR5X is well positioned to help drive these new efficiencies.
This announcement puts NVIDIA is good market position, as GTX 1080 will no longer be held back by GDDR5X production.