Samsung Announces First 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM

Samsung has launched the world’s first 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM. Made with the 10nm EUV manufacturing process, the novelty will integrate next-generation GPUs, focused on performance for PCs and gaming laptops, in addition to consoles.

The new chips use HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) material to minimize current leakage. Samsung says the new 24Gbps memory is 30% faster than 18Gbps chips, thus offering a data transfer rate of up to 1.1TB/s when used in a high-end GPU.

“The explosion of data now being driven by AI and the metaverse is pushing the need for greater graphics capabilities that can process massive data sets simultaneously, at extremely high speeds,” said Daniel Lee, Executive Vice President of the Memory Product Planning Team at Samsung Electronics. “With our industry-first 24Gbps GDDR6 now sampling, we look forward to validating the graphics DRAM on next-generation GPU platforms to bring it to market in time to meet an onslaught of new demand.”

In parallel, the South Korean tech giant will also produce 16Gbps and 20Gbps versions of these chips with an energy efficiency better by 20%. The company said its customers are testing its new chips, and the launch will coincide with that of next-generation GPUs — in that sense, NVIDIA’s RTX 4000 series is expected to arrive in the second half of the year.

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