4 37 SK Hynix To Launch GDDR6 Memory Graphics Cards Coming Early 2018

GDDR6 is officially moving close to release and it’s been slated to launch with actual GPU’s in early 2018. SK Hynix is the first to fully unveiled the memory and the company said on their press release that:

With a forthcoming high-end graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, this DRAM processes up to 768GB(Gigabytes) of graphics data per second. SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018

So, for one a bandwidth of 16Gbps(Gigabits per second) which is how they got to the 768GB(Gigabytes) per second as a decent bump from the 11GB(Gigabytes) per second bandwidth of Micron latest GDDR5X and the 1080 Ti and considering it should be quite a bit cheaper than say HBM type memory. This could make for a very competitive card in a nice price.

6 21 SK Hynix To Launch GDDR6 Memory Graphics Cards Coming Early 2018

But the important question remains here is who are they referring to?

There’s few possibilities, first that it’s Volta but that is actually a little odd as in video was to bring stack memory for Volta. Of course there probably has been issues with their competitor to HBM.

Secondly that it’s an Nvidia card that isn’t for the gaming market and lastly a slim chance that it could be the Vega 11 GPU which is rumored to be more around the mid to high-end range.

Volta seems to be the most likely scenario and would be in line but with when insiders seem to think Nvidia should be ready for the release.


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