NVIDIA has no plans to use HBM2 on next-gen GeForce cards

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 @ 13:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Word is going around that NVIDIA's next GeForce cards will use GDDR5X as the company isn't seeing a need to adopt HBM2 for consumer cards. FUD Zilla reports NVIDIA put a lot of effort in a better memory compression path and this reduced the need for faster memory.
The next Geforce - and its actual codename is still secret - will use GDDR5X memory as the best solution around. We can only speculate that the card is even Volta architecture Geforce VbG. The big chip that would replace the 1080 ti could end up with the Gx104 codename. It is still too early for the rumored GDDR6, that will arrive next year at the earliest.
AMD on the other hand made a big bet on HBM2 as the company's upcoming Vega cards will use this new and expensive type of memory. This has likely not done AMD a lot of good as it's rumored that HBM2 supply constraints have contributed to the multiple delays suffered by Vega.

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