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GDDR6 will launch this year, 16Gbps bandwidth on offer

Micron plans to launch GDDR6 this year, will replace GDDR5 with 16Gbps

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 6, 2017 10:36 pm CST - 0 mins, 28 secs reading time

AMD will be launching the first consumer graphics card with HBM2 in a few months with its next-gen Vega GPU architecture, but later this year Micron will be launching its new GDDR6 technology.

GDDR6 will launch this year, 16Gbps bandwidth on offer | TweakTown.com

GDDR6 will eventually replace GDDR5, but not the faster GDDR5X, by 2020 according to some reports. GDDR6 is capable of 16Gbps bandwidth, up from the 10Gbps on GDDR5X, and up significantly from the 7-8Gbps from GDDR5.

Micron is bringing up the release of GDDR6 because people are upgrading their graphics cards every 3 years, rather than 5 years or so.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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