Micron Debunks Talks about GDDR6, Says GDDR5X is the New Memory Coming in 2016
Earlier this week, a report originated from a news site Fudzilla, which claimed GDDR6 memory being developed by Micron and coming to mid-end graphic cards in 2016. Well, shortly after the report was published, Micron sent out a statement to various press outlets and has since debunked the GDDR6 story.
“The new memory advancements coming from Micron in 2016 are going to be called GDDR5X, not GDDR6. GDDR5X and GDDR6 are not the same product and Micron has not announced any plans involving GDDR6,” the memory maker clarified.
“GDDR5X is intended to provide significant performance improvements to designs that are currently using GDDR5, therefore giving system designers the option of delivering enhanced performance without dramatically altering current architectures.”
The company went on to say that while GDDR5X is coming, it was never intended to be the company’s answer to HBM. That makes sense considering HBM2 is supposed to be reserved for future high-end graphics cards, like the next Fury or Titan, while GDDR5X will be used to provide a boost on lower-tier cards.