Samsung, SK Hynix are to Supply Nvidia with HBM 2.0
Samsung, SK Hynix are to Supply Nvidia with HBM
According to sources from Business Korea, Nvidia will be getting a supply of Second Generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) from both Samsung and SK Hynix in order to build Nvidia’s next generation Pascal GPUs. These chips are planned to be mass produced starting in Q1 2016, after reliability tests at the end of this year.
First generation HBM is already in use in AMD’s R9 Fury and Nano series GPUs, though these GPUs are made using SK Hynix chips exclusively.
HBM memory already shows immense power savings over traditional DRAM memory and can also operate at 4-8 times the speed, making HBM an attractive technology for more than just GPUs.
Second generation HBM is said to double the speeds of the already impressively fast HBM 1.0 memory and will allow capacities which are 4x larger, meaning that a single chip of HBM 2.0 could have up to 4GB of capacity. This will allow future HBM based GPUs to have more and faster memory than that seen in AMD’s 4GB R9 Fury X GPU.
Future HBM powered GPU could have up to 16GB of memory if AMD and Nvidia were to continue using 4 chips of HBM on their GPUs, which will be more than enough for any of your Gaming needs.
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