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AMD confirms it will use both HBM and GDDR5 for next-gen Polaris GPUs

Surprise! GDDR5 and HBM will be used on AMD's next-gen Polaris video cards.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jan 15 2016 9:34 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Something I mused on about in September 2015 was that AMD and NVIDIA would use both HBM (and HBM2) as well as GDDR5, or GDDR5X on their next-gen cards throughout 2016. Well, AMD has confirmed this news.

AMD confirms it will use both HBM and GDDR5 for next-gen Polaris GPUs | TweakTown.com

Robert Hallock, the Technical Marketing Lead at AMD, explains: "We have the flexibility to use HBM or GDDR5 as costs require. Certain market segments are cost sensitive, GDDR5 can be used there. Higher-end market segments where more cost can be afforded, HBM is viable as well".

This will work out perfectly for AMD, as I think we'll see cards under $350 or so using GDDR5/GDDR5X while the HBM2-powered cards will arrive as enthusiast video cards, priced at $400 and above.

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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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