The Nvidia Volta Cards May Make Use Of DDR6 Memory
SK Hynix has introduced what they say is the world’s fastest DDR6 memory with a 16Gbps data rate and a bandwidth of up to 768GB/s when paired with the right graphics card.
All modern graphics cards rely on DDR5 memory, but SK Hynix claims that they have partnered with a leading “core graphics chipset client” to create graphics cards that will release near the beginning of 2018.
This is purely speculation on our part, but this would fit Nvidia’s current release scheduled for the Volta and the faster memory could help the company get a leg up over the competition.
DDR6 is reportedly twice as fast as the DDR5 used in modern graphics cards, but it isn’t the fastest type available. AMD is reportedly going to be using second-generation bandwidth memory for the Radeon RX Vega cards. HBM2 is even faster than DDR6, but, currently, hasn’t seen widespread adoption.
It’s possible that Nvidia simply does not have faith in the technology. That would explain why they would choose to use DDR6 for their upcoming cards as opposed to the more powerful HBM2.
Once again, this is all speculation and it is possible that SK Hynix has paired with a different company to produce their cards.
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