Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6 memory powers Nvidia’s Quadro RTX series GPUs

Samsung's 16Gbps GDDR6 memory powers Nvidia's Quadro RTX series GPUs

Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6 memory powers Nvidia’s Quadro RTX series GPUs

Samsung has confirmed that they will be supplying Nvidia with their latest 16Gb GDDR6 memory to power the company’s upcoming Quadro RTX series of graphics cards, which are set to release this October. 

Nvidia’s RT series of graphics cards can offer insane frame buffer sizes of up to 48GB, making Samsung an ideal partner for the company. Samsung was the first company to market with 16Gb GDDR6 memory modules, allowing Nvidia to create such a large bank of VRAM on their $10,000 Quadro RTX 8000. 

Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6 memory modules are said to offer speeds of 14 Gbps per pin, a 75% performance gain over standard 8Gbps 8Gb GDDR5 memory modules. Samsung’s latest GDDR6 chips also provide power consumption levels 35% lower than what is required for GDDR5, with Samsung’s GDDR6 memory requiring operating voltages 1.35V while 8Gb GDDR5 modules need 1.55V.

Below is a comment from Samsung’s Senior Vice President of Samsung Semiconductor, Jim Elliot. 

It’s a tremendous privilege to have been selected by NVIDIA to launch Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6, and
to have enjoyed the full confidence of their design team in making our key contribution to the
NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs. 

  

Samsung's 16Gbps GDDR6 memory powers Nvidia's Quadro RTX series GPUs

 
Nvidia’s use of large frame buffers will allow end users to create larger models, scenes and data sets than ever before, allowing creators to better utilise the graphical horsepower of Nvidia’s latest GPU offerings. 

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