Report: AMD Secures Priority Access To HMB2 Memory
AMD has been touting the usage of High Bandwidth Memory in the new Radeon Fury and Fury X GPUs. The memory has lower clock rate when compared to GDDR5, however, it offers the much talked about 1024-bit bus.
The memory is good but since it’s limited to 4GB, it could prove to be an issue when running games at 4K in the future.
During GPU Technology Conference, HBM2 memory was discussed and it was revealed that it offers a 57% increase in performance, 48% less power consumption when compared to GDDR5 and its greater densities allow for an architecture to be developed using up to 32GB of on board memory.
Both Nvidia and AMD are planning to introduce HBM2 based GPUs and surely, the battle to produce faster and better cards will be intense as always.
However, if a new report is to be believed, AMD is going to have the upper hand when it comes to mass-production of HBM2 based cards. How? Well.. The reports suggests that AMD’s partnership with SK Hynix, gives AMD priority access to HBM2 production capacity.
This gives AMD an advantage over Nvidia as the company will be able to push HBM2 based cards early and without any supply bottlenecks.
It’s an unconfirmed report and the source isn’t the most reliable around the digital realms, so take the news with a grain of salt.
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