GDDR6 Memory To Have Over 14 Gbps Bandwidth, Arrive By 2018
With the Nvidia 10 series GPUs, the company introduced the GDDR5X memory. We can see the 12GB Titan X have this type of memory but it seems that GDDR5 will soon be a thing of the past. Well, there is something in the works that will make it a thing of old. Yes, I am talking about GDDR6 memory and some reports claim that there just might be such a thing coming out around the 2018 mark.
GDDR6 memory will offer an increased bandwidth of over 14 Gbps. Compare this to the 10 Gbps that we get from GDDR5X and that seems like plenty. A significant upgrade so to speak. GDDR6 memory will also prove to be 20% more efficient as compared to what we have now.
It is expected that we will be able to see GDDR6 memory in GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia by the year 2018. Remember that around the same time, Nvidia will be launching their new architecture Volta. On the other hand, we are also looking forward to seeing AMD Vega 10 and all the performance upgrades it has over Polaris 10.
AMD has already teased the upcoming Vega architecture in their roadmaps and it is a matter of time before we learn more about this architecture. Nvidia, on the other hand, will be bringing something that will compete with AMD. It will level with AMD if not bring to the table something superior.
All this could potentially point towards GDDR6 memory. Although we have been teased about what is to come, there has been no clear word about what is going to be coming out. We will need an official word from these companies in order to be sure. But there is nothing wrong with making some intelligent guesses.
What do you think about GDDR6 memory? Will it be worth making the shift? About 2 years from now it could be a game changer.