Saturday May 14, 2016

Micron Confirms Mass Production of GDDR5X Memory

Early adopters of the GeForce GTX 1080 will be the first to experience this new type of graphics DRAM. Original samples operated as high as 12 GB/s, but specifications now point toward a memory clock of 10 GB/s.

Micron’s first production GDDR5X chips (or, how NVIDIA calls them, G5X) will operate at 10 Gbps and will enable memory bandwidth of up to 320 GB/s for the GeForce GTX 1080, which is only a little less than the memory bandwidth of NVIDIA’s much wider memory bus equipped (and current-gen flagship) GeForce GTX Titan X/980 Ti. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 video cards are expected to hit the market on May 27, 2016, and presumably Micron has been helping NVIDIA stockpile memory chips for a launch for some time now.