Micron starts mass production of GDDR6 chips

Vendor moves to pave way for next generation

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Micron starts mass production of GDDR6 chips Micron’s GDDR6 memory chips promise performance improvement.
By  Manda Banda Published  July 12, 2018

Micron Technology, a manufacturer of random-access memory, flash memory and solid-state drives, has said it has commenced mass production of its 8GB GDDR6 memory chips.

The company said the networking, automotive and graphics card industries are on the path to adopt the new GDDR6 memory standard in their next-generation products, and Micron is keen to provide the necessary ingredients to fuel the transition.

The company stated that although there is an increasing demand for GDDR6 in general, the graphics card industry is where the gold really lies.

Micron has been working hand-in-hand with its ecosystem partners to help accelerate the delivery of GDDR6 products to its customers.

Designed entirely at the company's Munich-based development centre, Micron's GDDR6 memory solutions promise a substantial performance improvement over even the fastest current GDDR5 offerings.

Initially, Micron aims to release its 8GB GDDR6 memory chips in 12 Gbps and 14 Gbps flavours for the graphics card sector with plans to introduce faster 16Gbps GDDR6 memory chips in the not-so-distant future. With low power consumption being one of GDDR6's most noteworthy attributes, Micron's upcoming 8GB 12 Gbps and 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory chips both operate at 1.35V as opposed to GDDR5's 1.5V.

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