Graphics memory maestros, SK Hynix, have announced the introduction of the new GDDR6 memory standard “for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018.” That’s got to mean a consumer variant of the upcoming Nvidia Volta GPU, or am I just way off base here?
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The new memory standard has been designed to replace the existing GDDR5 and GDDR5X memory arrays used for today’s high-end graphics cards, offering a data rate of 16Gbps compared with the 10Gbps and 14Gbps of GDDR5 and GDDR5X respectively. As well as offering a higher data rate the new memory standard will also offer lower operational voltages as well with Hynix claiming a 10% reduction.
The first GDDR6 memory chips will be at the 20nm level with density of 8Gb, that would mean capacities of 1GB of GDDR6 per die.