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AMD to use HBM1 while NVIDIA goes for HBM2

Posted on Thursday, March 19 2015 @ 18:16:32 CET by


Hynix is showing off its High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) chips at CeBIT 2015. FUD Zilla was there and received word that the first-generation of HBM will be used in AMD's Fiji (Radeon R9 390X), which is expected to arrive within a couple of months.

NVIDIA on the other hand will adopt HBM with the introduction of its Pascal GPU in 2016 and will use second-generation HBM. This will enable Pascal to have up to 32GB of memory for GPGPU computing tasks, as we wrote yesterday on DV Hardware.
The 4-HI HBM1 has a 1024-bit interface, can handle two prefetch operations per IO and has a maximum bandwidth of 128GB per second. The tRC is 48nm, with tCCD of 2ns (1tCK), and the VDD voltage of 1.2V. For example GDDR5 has 1.35 to 1.5V and a top bandwidth of 28GB/s throughput per chip.

In addition, 4-Hi HBM1 16Gb (2GB per chip) and 8-Hi HBM1 32Gb (8GB per chip) is possible and HBM2 will get double the bandwidth and density. With first generation HBM memory it is at least theoretically possible to design a card with 8GB to 16GB of memory, assuming that the company would be using 4 HBM chips on an interposer, resulting in 512GB/s bandwidth on a four-chip HBM card.
As you can see in the image below, HBM will be much smaller than current GDDR5 and DDR3 memory chips. The first-gen HBM chip you see on the picture has a memory capacity of 1GB, twice as much as the 4Gb GDDR5 and DDR3 chips on the right.

Hynix HBM memory chip

Hynix also showed a wafer with second-generation HBM chips.

HBM2 wafer



 



 

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