AMD Vega 8GB HBM2 stacks reportedly cost $160

Posted on Friday, May 26 2017 @ 0:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The new HBM2 is not only rare but also expensive. As you may know, AMD's upcoming high-end consumer Radeon RX Vega cards will feature two 4GB HBM2 stacks. FUD Zilla claims the 8GB HBM2 will cost AMD about $160:
According to our multiple, well informed industry insiders, the 4GB HBM 2 memory stack cost around $80 USD. Vega needs two HBM stacks to get to 8GB memory putting the price all the way up to $160 just for the memory. Using the same math, Nvidia spends $320 for four times 4GB for its Pascal P100 cards. The price is tailored for each customer and, quite likely, customers are getting different prices and the $80 should be regarded as just a rough guideline.
The site explains that in normal cases GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory costs "a few times less".

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