SK Hynix adds GDDR6 and faster GDDR5 to their product catalogue

SK Hynix adds GDDR6 and faster GDDR5 to their product catalogue

SK Hynix adds GDDR6 and faster GDDR5 to their product catalogue

SK Hynix adds GDDR6 and faster GDDR5 to their product catalogue

 
SK Hynix has now reportedly added new GDDR6 and GDDR5 memory modules to their 2017 product catalogue, with new/faster GDDR5 memory modules that offer speeds of up to 10GT/s and GDDR6 memory modules with up to 14GT/s.  
 
These new memory modules are set to release sometime in Q4 2017, though no 16GT/s modules are shown on this roadmap. This new selection of GDDR5 and GDDR6 memory leaves no room for Micron's GDDR5X memory, with high-speed GDDR5 and low-speed GDDR6 covering the speed ranges that GDDR5X occupy. 
 
The companies new 10GT/s GDDR5 memory chips offer the same speeds and the GDDR5X memory used in the Titan X (Pascal) and the original GTX 1080, with all GDDR6 modules shown offering faster speeds than any currently available GDDR5X product. 

  

SK Hynix adds GDDR6 and faster GDDR5 to their product catalogue

 

It is worth noting that GDDR6 uses an 180-ball FCBGA design, which is larger than the 170-ball designs of GDDR5 and smaller than the 190-ball designs of GDDR5X, making GDDR6 incompatible with existing GDDR5/X form factors. 

Also note that these new 9/10GT/s GDDR5 modules come with increased operating voltages of 1.55V, which means that they will consume more power and produce more heat than slower GDDR5 memory. This is a factor that will need to be considered by those who wish to use this new GDDR5 memory, especially given GDDR6's faster transfer rates and lower voltage requirements. 

 

You can join the discussion on SK Hynix's new GDDR6 and GDDR5 memory types on the OC3D Forums

 

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22-05-2017, 13:14:09

NeverBackDown
Probably won't see these on Nvidias Volta cards, or not on the mid/low end cards. I'd bet the higher end cards will see them. I don't think HBM2 will get used in consumer cards for Nvidia just yetQuote

22-05-2017, 14:15:40

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Probably won't see these on Nvidias Volta cards, or not on the mid/low end cards. I'd bet the higher end cards will see them. I don't think HBM2 will get used in consumer cards for Nvidia just yet
You can already get an Nvidia card with HBM2, it's not cheap but anybody can buy it, unless you're referring to gaming cards.Quote

22-05-2017, 14:23:11

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
You can already get an Nvidia card with HBM2, it's not cheap but anybody can buy it, unless you're referring to gaming cards.
Gaming/consumer cards yesQuote

22-05-2017, 14:24:44

SPS
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Gaming/consumer cards yes
I'd still class a £7K card a consumer card.Quote

22-05-2017, 14:49:06

NeverBackDown
I really hope you're being sarcastic...Quote
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