SK Hynix GDDR6 is now available

Published: 19th Jan 2018, 10:02 GMT   Comments

In the latest databook (a product brochure outlining the availability of existing and upcoming memory chips), SK Hynix is listing GDDR6 (Graphics Double Data Rate 6) as available. This means that first customers, such as NVIDIA or AMD, could already be working/samping next-gen graphics cards featuring this technology.

Unlike Samsung, who recently announced 16 Gb / 18 Gbps chips, Hynix is only offering 8 Gb / 14 Gbps memory. If NVIDIA or AMD were to use multiple suppliers for their GDDR6-based products, they would have to use the same memory configuration. So in theory, the best configuration is 8 Gb/14 Gbps.

Interestingly, Samsung is advertising its 16Gb/18Gbps modules with a bandwidth up to 768 Gb/s (if the product had 384 I/O pins). Sounds awfully similar to NVIDIA high-end series, such as TITAN…

As a side note, Hynix teased 8 Gb 16 Gbps module at GTC2017, but it seems it has not made its way to the databook yet (there’s a delay?).

Source: SKHynix (PDF) via TechPowerUP




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