Samsung starts producing GDDR6 RAM for next-gen graphics cards

From Engadget - January 18, 2018

"Beginning with this early production of the industry's first 16Gb GDDR6, we will offer a comprehensive graphics DRAM line-up, with the highest performance and densities, in a very timely manner," said Samsung's Senior VP Jinman Han. The company also did aminor tease, saying the chips "will play a critical role in early launches of next-generation graphics cards and systems."

The voracious demand from bitcoin mining has pushed the GeForce GTX 1070 from a $380 suggested retail price to $890.

You may debate whether Samsung is behind TMSC with 7-nanometer tech, or if it's 10-nanometer tech -- now on its second generation -- is inferior to what Intel (still) has in store for the future. However, at least Samsung's foundries our stamping out the damn chips, which is all that really matters to consumers.


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