Micron provides a couple of updates about its GDDR memory roadmap. First up, the company reveals it's now mass producing 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips on its most advanced 1xnm production node. Furthermore, Micron also shares some details about the progress it's making with GDDR6.
Both the design process and the device qualification of Micron's GDDR6 are complete and the company is confident that it is leading the industry in terms of performance. Earlier this week, Micron indicated it plans to ramp GDDR6 production in early 2018. The first GDDR6 memory chips will be shipped to video card makers, with automotive and networking applications to follow at a later point.
The initial mass production of GDDR6 will focus on chips with a bandwidth of 12Gb/s and 14Gb/s, with later iterations cranking it up to a maximum of 16Gb/s.