RTX 50 and RX 8000 with GDDR7 memory to arrive by 2024
All indications are that Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 50 series and AMD’s next-generation RX 8000 series will use the new GDDR7 memory recently announced by Cadence for validation.
RTX 50 and RX 8000 with GDDR7 memory to be launched in 2024
Samsung is currently developing the next generation of GDDR7 memory, and Cadence, provider of DRAM PHY, EDA software and validation tools, has announced its latest validation solution that customers can now use to test this type of memory, including AMD and Nvidia, which will use this memory in their next-generation GPUs. Of course, Intel could also use GDDR6 memory, but that was not mentioned in this leak.
GDDR6 and GDDR6X memory have been in use for about 5 years and will continue to be used for some time until the next generation of GPUs hits the market. These memories offer a maximum speed of 24 Gbps. This speed is sufficient for now, but faster memory will be needed for the next generation.
According to Mydrivers’ sources, GDDR7 memory with 36 Gbps is likely to be used in the next generation of graphics cards, but this speed would only be the tip of the iceberg, as it is expected to reach speeds of up to 50 Gbps when the memory is sufficiently mature. That would be double the speed of GDDR6X memory, which is normally used in high-end graphics cards.
The next-generation RTX 50 and RX 8000 graphics cards are expected to launch in late 2024, so it will be more than a year and a half before we see this memory in action. Faster memory will allow for higher graphics performance and full utilization of the next generations of GPUs. We will keep you updated on all the news.