GDDR5 memory has been with us for a while now but with hardware improving every day and new tech being introduced it is no surprise that we now need something better than GDDR5 and that is where the Samsung GDDR6 memory comes in. It is capable of delivering 16 Gbps speeds and will be playing an important role in next-generation graphics hardware.
Samsung bagged 36 innovation awards at CES 2018 and one of those awards was for the Samsung GDDR6 memory. Samsung’s award-winning products include two Best of Innovation and span categories across Virtual and Augmented Reality, Wearable Technologies, Video Displays, Home Appliances, and Smart Home.
According to Tim Baxter, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics North America:
“Innovation is in our DNA, as is our commitment to delivering transformational products that create meaningful experiences for our consumers. To be recognized by our industry peers, year over year, for our relentless pursuit of innovative design and engineering is truly an honor.”
We have heard about GDDR6 memory before and there have been some roadmaps that tell us when this new memory can be expected to hit the market. Micron was able to break the 12.4 Gbps limit and you can read about that here. SK Hynix also released some information regarding GDDR6 memory and you can check that out here.
The upcoming Nvidia graphics architecture, Nvidia Volta could also use this type of memory in the upcoming consumer graphics cards. The following are the details regarding the Samsung GDDR6 memory from the companies official site:
The fastest and lowest-power DRAM for next generation, graphics-intensive applications. It processes images and video at 16Gbps with 64GB/s data I/O bandwidth, which is equivalent to transferring approximately 12 full-HD DVDs (5GB equivalent) per second. The new DRAM can operate at 1.35 volts, offering further advantages over today’s graphics memory that uses 1.5V at only 8Gbps.
Let us know what you think about Samsung GDDR6 memory and whether or not you think that GDDR6 will have significant performance benefits over GDDR5 and GDDR5X.