Previously AMD has released its R9 Fury series Graphics cards featuring the first Generation of High-bandwidth Memory, but NVIDIA continues using GDDR5 memory awaiting the HBM2 memory, another version of the HBM1 progresses. Thanks to its dominant position in the development of this report, and its partnership with SK Hynix, AMD will have priority access to the memory HBM2 for its new generation of graphics cards Arctic Island.
AMD Is Focusing On A New Range Of HBM Powered GPUs
While HBM1 memory has a physical limitation of up to 4 GB of capacity and a bandwidth of 512 GB / s, memory HBM2 allows the use of up to 16/32 GB of VRAM that can exceed 1024 GB / s. AMD will access a major portion of HBM2 production as like HBM1 memory, the HBM2 will have a limited production with low stock and Nvidia’s next Gen GPUs will be highlighting the same technology so you can expect what’s going to happen. If that happens, NVIDIA would only have two options: design its GPUs with GDDR5 memory to launch later rehashed with HBM2 memory, or directly expected to increase production and availability of new generation memory.
Fiji won’t be the last GPU from AMD to highlight the new HBM memory standard. In spite of the fact that the innovation was presented with it, however the organization points on extending it encourage. This new line will feature SK Hynix’s stacked HBM..
In any case, that isn’t the end; this new range will set up a stage for the organization to acquaint the HBM technology to mobile segment. This will empower AMD to dispatch their first series of HBM GPUs that have been intended for notebooks.