Samsung now sampling 24 Gbps GDDR6 RAM for future GPUs

Daniel Sims

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Something to look forward to: Samsung has started sampling new modules of GDDR6 VRAM that are at least as fast as Micron’s GDDR6X, and there’s a good chance they could show up in graphics cards expected to launch in 2022.

Samsung’s website now has pages for the K4ZAF325BC-SC24 and K4ZAF325BC-SC20 graphics RAM modules, advertising speeds of 24.0Gbps and 20.0Gbps, respectively. Both list “sample” under product status to indicate they’re in testing.

Both types are listed with the “180FBGA” package and with a 16GB density. Samsung’s catalog doesn’t say when they might go into mass production for actual products, much less which products.

Currently, GPUs with GDDR6 RAM like AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series or some of Nvidia’s RTX 3000 cards boast memory speeds between 14 Gbps and 16 Gbps. Nvidia’s RTX 3090, 3080, 3080 Ti, and 3070 Ti feature GDDR6X which can reach up to around 19Gbps. The GDDR6 in the liquid-cooled edition of AMD’s RX 6900 XT can hit 18Gbps.

It’s not really a stretch to think Samsung’s newer modules could end up in the RTX 4000s or the RDNA3 cards, expected to launch later next year. Rumors currently say the RTX 3090 Ti will launch in January with 21Gbps GDDR6X memory.

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Nice to see but... where are even the present GPUs?! Ohhh miners bought them all and the few units available cost at least twice as much as they should...

Great news for miners who make this GPU / Electricity / Electronic waste world a disaster.

Then, next year used Nvidia 3xxx or AMD 6xxx series can be bought second hand, burned out from miners, for the release, new, MRSP from a couples of years ago. And they can use these brand new DDR and next gen GPUs with great raytracing for mining.

Let's just hope consoles will never be hacked to allow mining / or mining will be (in developed countries) prohibited.


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If crypto never crashes again to a level that is not profitable to mine (as in a hard crash ans stays down long, like we had in the past) and just drops and dips then goes up again, we will not see used cards on the used market next year at all... Don't hold your hopes on ETH going POS "fixing" this.

Miners will just buy and buy and buy more every new generation adding to what they already have and we can expect as long as cryto is profitable to have this whole ****** situation.

It may take 2-3 or even more years before we see used Ampere and RDNA2 cards flood the used market...


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Considering that even used Pascal cards are the same price or more expensive than they were in 2018 and 2019 I'm not very confident