Micron samples beefed-up 32Gbps GDDR7 for next-gen GPUs: over 1.5TB/sec memory bandwidth

Micron announces its sampling its next-gen GDDR7 memory at 32Gbps, offering over 1.5TB/sec of memory bandwidth, a huge 60% higher than GDDR6.

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Micron has announced that it is now sampling its next-generation GDDR7 graphics memory, with the industry's highest bit density.

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Micron is using its new 1β (1-beta) DRAM technology and innovative architecture to build its new GDDR7 delivering 32Gbps of speed in a power-optimized design. We're looking at over a blistering 1.5TB/sec of memory bandwidth, an incredible 60% leap in bandwidth over current-gen GDDR6 memory, and four independent channels to optimize workloads.

This culminates in Micron's next-gen GDDR7 memory providing faster response times, smoother gameplay, and reduced processing times. On top of that, GDDR7 has a 50% power efficiency gain over GDDR6, enabling improved thermals and longer battery life inside of portable devices (laptops, etc) while the new sleep mode reduces standby power by up to an incredible 70%.

Micron says its next-gen GDDR7 memory offers high performance that boosts throughput by up to 33% and reduces response time by up to 20% for generative AI workloads including text and image creation. The company expects next-gen graphics cards with GDDR7 memory to provide over 30% more FPS for ray tracing and rasterization over current GDDR6 and GDDR6X memory across 1080p, 1440p, and 4K resolutions.

Micron's industry-leading product portfolio for edge AI inference applications on CPU, NPU and GPU components with DDR, LPDDR and GDDR memory options. For gaming applications, Micron GDDR7 memory enables AI-enhanced gameplay with adaptable landscapes, players and storylines through performance and frame buffer scaling.

Praveen Vaidyanathan, vice president and general manager of the Compute Products Group at Micron said: "Micron is once again at the forefront of memory innovation, developing the highest bandwidth solutions available, built with advanced process and interface technology to enable continued graphics performance leadership. The best-in-class capabilities of Micron GDDR7 memory help bring new levels of realism and performance to the most demanding applications".

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Joe Macri, senior vice president and corporate fellow at AMD said: "At AMD we are committed to creating the most immersive gaming experiences. Our work with Micron on GDDR7 advances our shared goal. We are excited about Micron's launch of GDDR7, and we look forward to leveraging this technology to make gaming even more responsive and lifelike".

Boyd Phelps, senior vice president and general manager of the Silicon Solutions Group at Cadence said: "Cadence has a strong history of collaboration with Micron to develop industry-leading memory IP subsystem solutions for GDDR, HBM, DDR and LPDDR. We are using samples of Micron's leading 1β DRAM technology-based GDDR7 to test and validate GDDR7 PHY IP operating at speeds up to 36 Gb/s".

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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 and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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