24Gbps GDDR6 memory is due to enter mass production this year
These DRAM modules are 20% faster than the memory used in AMD's RX 7900 XTX
Published: 26th May 2023 | Source: RAMBUS - via Hassan Mujtaba |
GDDR6 memory is set to receive a massive performance boost later this year
Thanks to a report from Wccftech's Hassan Mujtaba, we now know that RAMBUS expects 24Gbps GDDR6 memory to be in production by the end of 2023. These memory modules are 50% faster than the standard 16 Gbps GDDR6 modules that are used in many modern products, and 20% faster than the ultra-fast 20 Gbps GDDR6 modules that are used with AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card.
While computational performance and raw compute performance are the defining characteristics of many products, memory performance is critical when creating any modern product. There is a reason why Nvidia has invested in creating GDDR6X memory (which is now slower than these planned 24 Gbps GDDR6 modules), why AMD has invested in creating adding a large "Infinity Cache" to their graphics cards, and why Nvidia has given their GPUs a huge boost in L2 cache size with their new RTX 40 series Ada series GPUs.
With these new 24 Gbps GDDR6X memory modules, AMD and Nvidia will be able to develop faster products for customers by increasing the speed of their GDDR6 memory interfaces and by increasing the overall memory bandwidth that is available to their graphics cards. 20+ Gbps GDDR6 memory chips could be used to create enhanced RTX 40 series products or Radeon RX 7000 series products, which could arrive in the form of RTX 40X0 Super or Radeon RX 7X50 series graphics cards.
Currently, it is unknown of the GDDR6 memory standard still has room for a speed increase before a move to a new memory standard is necessary for modern GPUs. It is probable that we will see GPUs with GDDR7 GPUs within the next few years, though at this time it is unknown when GDDR7 memory will be ready for mass production.
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