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Old 10-02-16, 11:16 AM
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Micron GDDR5X Progress - volume production this summer

Micron has updated their progress on GDDR5X, saying that they have achieved speeds of over 1.5x of GDDR5 at the same power consumption.



Read more on Micron's GDDR5X update.

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Old 10-02-16, 01:32 PM
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I don't see how anyone would want to use this over HBM...
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Old 10-02-16, 01:37 PM
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I don't see how anyone would want to use this over HBM...
It's cheaper.
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I think this will be fitted to mid/lower end cards rather then flagship as they will "possibly" have HBM 2
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Said this before but GDDR5x won't be a factor in GPUs until end Q4 at the earliest. Just isn't ready in line with next GPUs. HBM 2.0 will be on the high end cards and everything else will still be GDDR5 because of costs obviously. I think it may be likely that in 2017 we get a small refresh with the improved GDDR5x chips.
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I wonder how the pricing on this will be or if it will be more a synthetic price increase to differentiate performance tiers between GDDR5 and GDDR5X?
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Said this before but GDDR5x won't be a factor in GPUs until end Q4 at the earliest. Just isn't ready in line with next GPUs. HBM 2.0 will be on the high end cards and everything else will still be GDDR5 because of costs obviously. I think it may be likely that in 2017 we get a small refresh with the improved GDDR5x chips.
But will it still be worth it then?... When HBM exists, I mean?...
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Old 10-02-16, 06:22 PM
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But will it still be worth it then?... When HBM exists, I mean?...
Yes, why wouldn't it? It's cheaper and in mid-low budget cards it's still perfectly adequate. Once HBM 2.0 becomes cheap enough it'll eventually phase out GDDR5X.
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