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AMD holding priority access to HBM2 production capacity

AMD holding priority access to HBM2 production capacity

AMD holding priority access to HBM2 development

AMD holding priority access to HBM2 production capacity

 

HBM marks a new era of VRAM in modern GPUs. The technology, which is currently exclusively available on AMD Fury GPUs is considered to become the industry standard when it comes to VRAM in the future. According to sources, AMD holds the advantage in HBM development, and will have priority access to the production capacity of HBM’s successor, which is conveniently named HBM2 (at the moment).

 

AMD holding priority access to HBM2 development

 

HBM2 will be in limited supply at first, just like HBM is right now. Nvidia is rumoured to use HBM2 in their upcoming 16nm ‘Pascal’ GPUs, but AMD will have the upper hand.

HBM2 is said to have numerous improvements. The DRAM dies will feature 8GB per stack (as opposed to 2GB max. at the moment). It will also have double the speed per pin, double the bandwidth per stack (256GBps stack vs. 128GBps). It will also support up to 8 Hi Stacks. The future of GPUs is looking very bright, and we at OC3D will keep you up to date on developments in the industry.

  

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According to sources, AMD holds the advantage in HBM development, and will have a distinct lead in the development of...

Posted by OC3D on Tuesday, 14 July 2015
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14-07-2015, 14:28:04

NeverBackDown
If they hold prioirty access to it then maybe if they can get it out the door first, people will start to buy AMD more due to Nvidia's constant limited supply. Just hope they got some good cores to back it upQuote

14-07-2015, 16:47:58

Kushiro
Well it should be a given that this would be happening.Quote

14-07-2015, 17:56:44

AlienALX
It's a SIEGE ! lol. Go AMD !Quote

14-07-2015, 18:06:38

WYP
Hmm, this could mean that MD could have a whole HBM range of next generation GPUs, and Nvidia could be limited to only having HBM on high end models.

This could be great for AMD, especially on the low end or on mobile devices where space savings will be most useful.Quote

14-07-2015, 21:34:30

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Hmm, this could mean that AMD could have a whole HBM range of next generation GPUs, and Nvidia could be limited to only having HBM on high end models.

This could be great for AMD, especially on the low end or on mobile devices where space savings will be most useful.
Fixed that for you

That's a very good point. It could also imply that if supply is really low due to AMD getting most of the produtcion. Then Nvidia would have the few top cards with HBM2 and possibly HBM1 on lower end cards if mass production is held somewhere else. That would also give AMD a much better marketing and technical standpoint and at the lower end possibly hand them the market because of the VRAM war due to higher capacities and generational advantage.Quote
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