One thing to sit up for: Samsung has began sampling new modules of GDDR6 VRAM which are no less than as quick as Micron’s GDDR6X, and there’s likelihood they might present up in graphics playing cards anticipated to launch in 2022.
Samsung’s web site now has pages for the K4ZAF325BC-SC24 and K4ZAF325BC-SC20 graphics RAM modules, promoting speeds of 24.0Gbps and 20.0Gbps, respectively. Each record “pattern” underneath product standing to point they’re in testing.
Each varieties are listed with the “180FBGA” package deal and with a 16GB density. Samsung’s catalog doesn’t say once they would possibly go into mass manufacturing for precise merchandise, a lot much less which merchandise.
Presently, GPUs with GDDR6 RAM like AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 sequence or a few of Nvidia’s RTX 3000 playing cards boast reminiscence speeds between 14 Gbps and 16 Gbps. Nvidia’s RTX 3090, 3080, 3080 Ti, and 3070 Ti function GDDR6X which might attain as much as round 19Gbps. The GDDR6 within the liquid-cooled version of AMD’s RX 6900 XT can hit 18Gbps.
It’s not likely a stretch to suppose Samsung’s newer modules may find yourself within the RTX 4000s or the RDNA3 playing cards, anticipated to launch later subsequent 12 months. Rumors at present say the RTX 3090 Ti will launch in January with 21Gbps GDDR6X reminiscence.