Saturday October 31, 2015

Leaked Slides Demonstrate Advantages Of GDDR5X Memory

AMD and Nvidia’s upcoming cards may be equipped with GDDR5X memory, which is bringing some pretty substantial improvements to data rates.

GDDR5X may indeed help graphics card designers at AMD and Nvidia transition between GDDR5 and the energy efficient HBM. The newer, improved GDDR5X is a simple upgrade to graphics card makers offering the "same interface signal pin count". It requires only "limited effort" to upgrade the GDDR5 memory controller on existing designs, it offers reduced power consumption and, perhaps most importantly "takes performance to a new level".