In short: Samsung is improving its GDDR6 portfolio with a new module capable of transferring data at 24Gbps per pin. This is mainly aimed at high-end graphics cards and AI accelerators, but the company will also release low-power options for other applications.

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Samsung today announced The industry’s first 24Gb/s GDDR6 RAM to be used in next-generation graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, as well as laptops, game consoles and AI accelerators for data centers.

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Korean tech giant says it’s already started sample new 16 GB memory chips and says its customers will begin testing later this month. Also, commercial availability will be tied to upcoming GPU releases, so we’ll soon see 24Gbps GDDR6 in shipping products.

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One of the obvious benefits of this new GDDR6 module is that it can deliver up to 30 percent faster speeds than the previous Samsung module. 18 Gb/s module. In other words, a fully equipped premium graphics card can provide up to 1.1 Tbps of memory bandwidth, which is equivalent to transferring 275 1080p movies in one second.

Unlike the GDDR6X developed by Micron in collaboration with Nvidia, Samsung’s new GDDR6 DRAM is fully compliant with JEDEC specifications. It is also expected to be less energy intensive due to the use of high-k metal gate technology. This also means it will run cooler than GDDR6X, providing better performance and being cheaper to manufacture.

Speaking of manufacturing, Samsung is building a new line of GDDR6 on a 10nm (1z) process node. And while the company is primarily targeting GPUs and AI accelerators with the new technology, it will also release 20Gbps and 16Gbps variants for low-power applications. To this end, Samsung is also using dynamic voltage switching technology, which can adjust the voltage between 1.1V and 1.35V to improve energy efficiency by 20 percent when needed.

It’s worth noting that Samsung believes the high-end graphics market will see healthy double-digit growth in the coming years. The company wants a significant piece of this ever-larger pie, so it is working hard to beat TSMC in the race to develop cutting-edge chip technology.

Last month, he started manufacturing chips on 3nm process technology at their facilities in Hwaseong. Whether this will be enough to interest the likes of Nvidia remains to be seen, but Samsung remains the world leader in DRAM with a market share of almost 44 percent.