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GDDR6 is one step closer to reality, should be here 2H 2018

Micron finishes GDDR6 internal qualification, will ramp bandwidth up to 14Gbps and beyond

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 21, 2017 at 09:47 pm CST - 0 mins, 37 secs reading time

I'm waiting with bated breath for next-gen graphics cards and their associated technologies, with one of the cornerstones of 2018's graphics cards to be GDDR6 memory.

GDDR6 is one step closer to reality, should be here 2H 2018 |

Micron has announced today they've finalized design and internal qualification of their upcoming 12Gbps and 14Gbps GDDR6 chips, meaning they are now laser-focused on mass production of this memory while developing even faster GDDR6 that should reach the peaks of 16Gbps.

GDDR5X is the best NVIDIA uses on the consumer GeForce side of things, with speeds of up to 11Gbps offered by the GTX 1080 Ti and TITAN Xp, while they can be overclocked to 12Gbps or more depending on the card, voltages, and cooling. GDDR6 will start off at 12Gbps, ride into 14Gbps, and beyond.

Last updated: Dec 22, 2017 at 06:11 am CST

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

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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