AMD Working On A New Range of HBM GPUs
Rumor has it that AMD is working on a brand new range of GPUs featuring high bandwidth memory (HBM) to follow Fury and Fiji lineup. We’re looking at an entire range of HBM GPUs.
Fiji will not be the last GPU from AMD to feature the new high bandwidth graphics memory standard. Although the technology was introduced with it but the company aims on stretching it further. This new line will feature SK Hynix’s stacked HBM.
But that isn’t the end; this new range will set up a platform for the company to introduce the HBM technology to mobile segment. This will enable AMD to launch their first set of HBM GPUs that have been designed for notebooks.
HBM is bringing a lot of advantages on board especially the reduced PCB area required and better power efficiency. These two features combined together and set on a notebook seem attractive enough as power and size is what matters the most for notebooks.
The size and power on a notebook are strictly limited as compared to a desktop. Higher power efficiency and smaller board area along with the decreased size of chip will have a better impact on notebooks.
Another juicy news is that AMD will have priority access to HBM2 Production Capacity and there is no way the company isn’t going to take full advantage of it. According to the source, AMD has signed a deal with SK Hynix which confirms that AMD will have priority access to HBM2 first batch.
The initial production will come out in limited number but the deal will give AMD an edge over Nvidia as they will access a major portion of HBM2 production. Nvidia’s next gen GPUs will be featuring the same technology so you can assume what’s going to happen.