With the addition of a new module with a 24Gbps per pin data transmission rate, Samsung is enhancing its GDDR6 product line. The company will also produce low-power versions for other uses, although this is primarily intended for high-end graphics cards and AI accelerators.
The next generation of graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, as well as laptops, game consoles, and AI accelerators for the data center, will all be powered by Samsung’s first 24Gbps GDDR6 RAM, which was revealed today.
The 16GB new memory chips are now in sampling, according to the Korean tech giant, and consumers will start verification tests later this month. It won’t be long until we start seeing 24Gbps GDDR6 in shipping goods because the commercial availability will coincide with impending GPU launches.
The fact that this new GDDR6 module can produce 30 percent faster speeds than Samsung’s previous 18Gbps module is one of its apparent advantages. In other words, a fully loaded premium graphics card will be able to transfer up to 1.1 Tbps of memory data, or 275 1080p movies, in a single second.
Contrary to GDDR6X, which Micron and Nvidia jointly developed, Samsung’s new GDDR6 DRAM complies entirely with JEDEC requirements. Due to the use of high-k metal gate technology, it should also consume less power. Additionally, it will perform better, be easier to build, and run cooler than GDDR6X.
In terms of production, Samsung uses a 10nm (1z) technology node to produce the new GDDR6 range.
Additionally, while the new technology is primarily aimed at GPUs and AI accelerators, the business will also produce 20Gbps and 16Gbps variations for low-power applications. Samsung is achieving a 20% increase in power efficiency by utilizing dynamic voltage switching technology, which can shift between 1.1V and 1.35V, to achieve this.
It’s important to note that Samsung anticipates healthy double-digit growth in the high-performance graphics market over the next few years. The business has been working tirelessly to surpass TSMC in the battle to create cutting-edge chip manufacturing methods because it wants a significant share of that expanding pie.
It began producing chips using a 3nm technology at its Hwaseong plant last month. It remains to be seen if that will be sufficient to pique the interest of businesses like Nvidia, but Samsung continues to dominate the DRAM market with a market share of about 44%.