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NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partners are starting to update their product catalogs with updated GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards sporting faster GDDR5X memory. Palit is the latest to jump on the bandwagon with its GeForce GTX 1060 GamingPro OC+ (NEB1060U15J9-1045D), and unlike the Gigabyte card we spotted yesterday, Palit lists the memory speed and bandwidth. If this is the first you are hearing of GDDR5X memory on a GeForce GTX 1060, don't fret, you haven't been living under a rock. The faster memory was only recently added as an option on the mid-range card, and it arrived without any fanfare from NVIDIA—the GPU maker quietly updated its GeForce GTX 1060 product page to reflect "6GB GDDR5/X"... Read more...
Around a week ago, NVIDIA quietly updated its GeForce GTX 1060 product page to include GDDR5X memory as an option, meaning there is yet another version of one of the most popular mid-range graphics cards out there. When would we start to see new cards sport the upgraded memory? Right now, as it turns out. Gigabyte wasted no time implementing GDDR5X memory onto a custom cooled model, the GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming D5X 6G. For anyone who is not familiar with the GeForce GTX 1060 line, it's primarily available in 6GB and 3GB variants, though there is also a 5GB model floating around in China. All of them use GDDR5 memory, clocked at either 8Gbps or 9Gbps. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and GeForce GTX... Read more...
NVIDIA is all about its GeForce RTX series with real-time ray tracing and DLSS support right now, but rumors of AMD getting ready to introduce a refreshed Polaris GPU may have prompted to the company to upgrade one of its Pascal parts. So far there has not been any official announcement or fanfare, but a visit to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 product page shows that some models are now shipping with GDDR5X memory. For anyone keeping count, that now makes four different GeForce GTX 1060 models. They include a 3GB model that uses GDDR5 memory clocked at 8Gbps, the original GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8Gbps, a later revision of the 6GB model with the GDDR5 memory goosed to 9Gbps,... Read more...
Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are becoming an increasingly more valuable resource in the computing arena. We've seen high-powered GPUs powering everything from gaming consoles, to high-end enthusiast PCs, to accelerators used for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, to products like NVIDIA's DRIVE PX which enables advanced machine vision for autonomous vehicles. As GPUs get more powerful with each new generation, there also comes a need for faster memory to fuel them. In the case of Micron, the company has been delivering GDDR5X memory solutions for today's high-end graphics cards. Micron's GDDR5X started out at 10Gbps, but has since ramped up to 11Gbps and finally... Read more...
There are competing memory standards in the graphics industry, including GDDR5, GDDR5X, and high bandwidth memory (HBM) solutions. What will tomorrow bring? If you ask Micron, the memory with roots in Boise, Idaho will tell you that it has a roadmap in place for faster GDDR5X memory and is also working on next-generation GDDR6 memory chips. For geeks like us, it has been interesting to observe the evolving graphics memory standards. For a moment in time, it looked like HBM (and now HBM2) chips were the future, but Micron proved that GDDR still had legs when it announced in 2015 that it was developing a next-generation memory technology called GDDR5X. Now a current generation standard, GDDR5X... Read more...
Eventually we're going to see next-generation graphics cards outfitted with GDDR5X memory. It's a process getting to that point, and slowly but surely, things are moving along. To wit, JEDEC ratified the GDDR5X specification back in January of this year, and not even a full month later Micron announced that its GDDR5X program was in "full swing" with sampling to soon follow. Well, that time has come.We just got word straight from Micron that it has indeed started sampling GDDR5X memory to clients. That's a big deal because it's one of the last steps in the rather long process of introducing new technology into the consumer market. The next announcement you're likely to hear about GDDR5X memory... Read more...
We have been hearing about the next iteration of DDR for graphics for the past handful of months, and now, the folks at JEDEC have made it official. Called GDDR5X (the full standard is called JESD232 GDDDR5X SGRAM), this memory is designed to be twice as fast as GDDR5 per clock, boasting total throughput rates of 14Gb/s per pin. With GDDR5, peak bandwidth was 8Gb/s, which required the memory to be run at 2GHz. NVIDIA's current top-end cards peak at 7Gb/s, with clock speeds of 1.75GHz. With GDDR5X, we can see performance of 10Gb/s - 2Gb/s better than the previous max - at 1.25GHz. That's 70% of the frequency for 125% of the performance - not too shabby. At the top end, GDDR5X can push 14Gb/s... Read more...