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In the next round of graphics cards: Micron's GDDR6 chips are on the way to mass production

A device that tries to steal the performance crown from the Almost ready to grab the central stage

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The coming year will almost certainly serve as a platform for the arrival of First with chips A new generation, and the one who hopes to be the first to enable it, is Micron, who has announced that it has completed the development process and started manufacturing examples of a pair of chip types that meet JEDEC's advanced standard - with a clear goal of starting mass production (giving us the desired video cards) during The first half of 2018.

The company's first GDDR6 chips will be available in volumes identical to those already available on GDDR5 and GDDR5X chips (although the GDDR6 standard is designed to support even large volumes of up to 4 gigabytes per chip) and power consumption However, with increased workloads of 12 gigabits per second and 14 gigabits per second, compared to the maximum 11 Gbps in the GDDR5X chips , And compared to speeds of up to 9 gigabits per second in memories .

Which will not incur cost and complexity as limited as the HBM

In practice, this means we will be able to see graphics cards equipped with "simple" GDDR6 memories that will approach the massive bandwidths that are possible in leading cards with HBM2 that are integrated into the processing cores themselves. Card with controller The 256 bit interface, equipped with 14 Gigabits per second, can deliver an effective bandwidth of approximately 450 Gbps, cards with interfaces 384 Bit width can reach 670 GB bandwidth per second, while top-end cards equipped with the 512 Bit interface can reach 900 GB at a second. Most impressive - and important to ensure that a new generation of cores does not encounter unexpected bottlenecks in its operation.

The next step will be Even faster chips, at the rate of 16 gigabit per second per bit in the memory interface and even more

Micron faces a challenge from manufacturers such as SK Hynix and Samsung (which has already announced preparations for the production of chips At a rate of 16 gigabit per second), all of which certainly encourages us and makes us believe that 2018 will also be considered useful, and perhaps even revolutionary, for the flourishing GPU.

The popularity of the new device is expected to grow at a very high speed


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