SK Hynix GDDR6 memory was talked about recently and we found out that the company would be mass producing this type of memory soon and that it would be available to clients by early 2018. We know that Nvidia is going to be the biggest client and that is no secret. GDDR5X was well and good but GDDR6 will help take things to the next level. Here we have some new details regarding SK Hynix GDDR6 memory.
As of right now, we know that AMD Vega will be using HBM2 memory and this is already turning out to be an issue for the company. Reports claim that there will only be 16,000 units available at launch and this is mainly because HBM2 memory is expensive and tricky to manufacture. AMD could be giving more details regarding Vega at the upcoming event.
One of the advantages of using SK Hynix GDDR6 memory is that it uses 10% less power as compared to GDDR5. Further information regarding SK Hynix GDDR6 memory has been leaked and you can check out the specifications below. Right now it is not clear whether or not Nvidia Volta will use this new memory but this detail should become clear at the Nvidia GTC Conference.
Density is another benefit of GDDR6, while GDDR5 provides 1 GB per chip, GDDR6 is able to provide double that. Some reports claim that Nvidia Volta will feature GDDR6 memory and others claim that Volta will be coming out later this year and it will not feature GDDR6 memory. This is a big confusion that needs to be made clear.
Nvidia has been dominating the GPU market as long as we can remember and Nvidia is looking to keep that lead strong. We will have to see what Nvidia will have to offer with Nvidia Volta and how it performs as compared to AMD Vega.
Let us know what you think about Nvidia Volta and whether or not the new architecture will feature SK Hynix GDDR6 memory.