HBM is going to usher in some of the most exciting, very memorable years of technology we've ever had. Up until this point, we've been starved of new technology. We've stuck on the 28nm node right now on both sides of the camp, with AMD's Radeon R9 390X GPU to be built on 28nm.
The super-fast new VRAM is going to allow AMD to make their HBM-based video cards much shorter, which is something we wrote about not too long ago now. A shorter flagship card that is 40-50% faster than its predecessor and has 100% more memory bandwidth? Yeah, I thought so. The Radeon R9 390X could be around 20-30% faster than the Titan X in some applications and games, especially when it comes to high resolutions like 4K and beyond.
As a technology enthusiast, and the position I hold here at TweakTown to review video cards for a living, I cannot explain in words how excited I am for HBM. HBM is going to change the way video cards are made, and even more so when we shift into HBM2.
HBM2 will drive memory bandwidth to over 1TB/sec which is just insane to think of right now, with cards delivering around 300-350GB/sec right now and still providing 4K 60FPS gaming. When HBM2 starts becoming available sometime in 2016, we are going to see AMD and NVIDIA both release new nodes, shifting into 16nm. The move into 16nm is going to be just as exciting as HBM, but HBM2 will be here by then so the excitement begins all over again.
AMD will be the first to the market with a HBM-based video card, which makes the Radeon R9 390X one of the most exciting GPU launches of all time. We've waited over 18 months for AMD to launch a new GPU architecture, and to do so with HBM attached? Glorious.
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