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Samsung begins mass projection of 18Gbps 16Gb memory

2x the speed and density of GDDR5

Samsung begins mass projection of 18Gbps 16Gb memory

Samsung begins mass projection of 18Gbps 16Gb memory

Samsung has officially announced that the company has started to mass produce the world's first 16 gigabit (2GB) GDDR6 memory modules, delivering 18 Gbps memory speeds per pin, doubling both the capacity and speed offered by GDDR5 memory. 

Most of today's GDDR5 based graphics cards utilise 8Gb (1GB) 8Gbps memory, making this change a significant upgrade for the industry. In effect, a GDDR5-based memory solution could be replaced with half as many GDDR6 chips while still offering a performance advantage, thanks to the fact that Samsung's latest memory chips provide a greater than 2x increase in bandwidth per pin. 

This increase in memory/performance per chip will allow more memory to be fitted into smaller form factors and larger amounts of memory bandwidth to be available on high-end product. Low-end products will also benefit from a lower overall component count by moving to GDDR6, allowing some products to be made with smaller memory buses while offering higher performance (could lower GPU die size).

When it comes to power savings, Samsung states that their 16Gb 18Gbps GDDR6 chips will operate at 1.35V, delivering a 35% energy saving over standard 1.55V GDDR5 memory. These power savings will lower system power consumption and potentially allow more power to be given to other parts of the system to enhance performance.      

  

Samsung begins mass projection of 18Gbps 16Gb memory


With GDDR6 surpassing 16Gbps speeds, the standard has now exceeded the theoretical limits of GDDR5X, which have only been seen at speeds of up to 11.4Gbps in practice on the Titan XP. These data rates set GDDR6 as a clear generational leap over both GDDR5 and GDDR5X, making this the most appealing memory type for next-generation graphics processors and consoles outside of HBM2. 

You can join the discussion on Samsung's mass production of GDDR6 18Gbps memory on the OC3D Forums.  

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18-01-2018, 08:39:14

AngryGoldfish
And I'd wager very expensive.Quote

18-01-2018, 12:02:25

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
And I'd wager very expensive.
It's cost is slightly offset by the fact that AMD/Nvidia can use less chips to hit the same memory capacity which also in turn means that they save on PCB real estate which then has the impact of lower PCB design cost and materials cost. It probably won't cover the expenses of using GDDR6 but it certainly helps.Quote

18-01-2018, 21:39:59

Avet
They should start producing current memory. We need DDR4, not some new whatever that will see the light of day two years from now.Quote

18-01-2018, 21:46:15

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
They should start producing current memory. We need DDR4, not some new whatever that will see the light of day two years from now.
They have multiple FABs and each FAB has multiple production lines so they are still making DDR4.Quote
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