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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 | Video Cards News | Posted: Feb 7, 2017 4:36 am

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 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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