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Samsung debuts industry-first 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM

The new memory module caters to high-end graphics and AI & HPC workloads alike

Samsung's 24Gbps GDDR6 RAM

Samsung has unveiled its 16 Gb Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) DRAM boasting 24Gbps processing speeds, an industry-first.

Designed to amp up next-generation graphics cards’ performance, the new memory module allows for 30% faster speeds over the firm’s previous 18Gbps offering.

Fitted in a High-K Metal Gate chassis, Samsung’s 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM lessens current leakage and is fully compatible with all GPU designs. The JEDEC-compliant GDDR6 DRAM is also suited for artificial intelligence-based applications and high-performance computing systems.

Furthermore, upon integration with a premium graphics card, the memory module can transfer up to 1.1TB of data, an equivalent of about 275 Full HD movies, in one second.

"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," added Lee.

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Samsung has already started sampling its 24Gbps GDDR6 DRAM, with plans to commercialise the memory module in tandem with the firm’s GPU platform launches.

In February last year, Samsung debuted the industry's first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered memory unit, with the architecture combining high-bandwidth memory with AI processing power to boost performance and lower power consumption.

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