GDDR6 mass production phase arriving in early 2018 and GDDR5X hits 16Gbps

We know AMD all set to bring HBM2 with its Radeon RX Vega graphics card sometime in August, but from GDDR side Micron also promises mass production of GDDR6 memory in early 2018, which will be ready for next generation of GeForce GTX series from NVIDIA.

Micron has confirmed it will be entering mass production phase of GDDR6 in early 2018 and Micron also added that it hit 16Gbps on GDDR5X, up from the 11Gbps found on the GDDR5X on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Micron added: “I am excited to announce that our Graphics design team in Munich has achieved 16Gbps data rates in our high speed test environment-another first for memory industry. The left picture shows the data eye opening at 16Gbps based on a critical PRBS pattern sequence, with great timing and voltage margin. The right image below shows stable data timing margin (horizontally) versus data rate (vertically), from our base sort speed of 10Gbps up to an unprecedented 16Gbps. This result is based on measurements on a meaningful sampling size of our mass production G5X silicon – not theoretical simulation data.

We strongly believe that our expertise and experience running ultra-high data rates on G5X is going to be a big advantage for driving performance in GDDR6″.