Micron says GDDR5X will arrive in 2016, is 'not the same' as GDDR6

Micron says it 'has not announced any plans involving GDDR6', but will release GDDR5X next year.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Dec 14 2015 5:38 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

A couple of days ago we wrote a story about GDDR6 being teased, and that it could've been a rebranded version of GDDR5X... well, that was wrong. Micron reached out to us clarifying it all, saying that "the new memory advancements coming from Micron in 2016 are going to be called GDDR5X, not GDDR6".

Micron says GDDR5X will arrive in 2016, is 'not the same' as GDDR6 | TweakTown.com

They continued, adding that "GDDR5X and GDDR6 are not the same product and Micron has not announced any plans involving GDDR6". This fully clears things up for not only us, but the world. We will see GDDR5X released onto video cards next year, allowing for much higher memory bandwidth - and while it won't be high as HBM1 or HBM2, it will be significantly higher than the normal GDDR5 we have today.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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