We have got the news about the recent step that NVidia has taken, of using the latest GDDR5X mechanism chipset graphics cards, it probably left a few of you surprised, and you ought to know that they are manufactured by Micron. Micron has announced later on about the mass production of the GDDR5X, and it is highly expected to be the main architecture for future cards; both for AMD and NVidia.
Micron also added that, “GDDR5X is now in mainstream production, months ahead of its originally expected schedule.”
The best thing on the GTX 1080 is the RAM that they have used to utilize the power of around 10Gbps bandwidth in Quad Data Rate (QDR). While Micron stated that this GDDR5X memory can thunderbolt up to 12Gbps bandwidth of data. The absolute bandwidth of the NVidia GTX 1080 is a massive 320Gbps which nearly matches the GTX 980Ti. But the lower 256-bit memory bus the GTX 980Ti has will not cost as much as the GTX 1080’s 384-Bit memory bus.
AMD Radeon might bring this GDDR5X architecture on their 400 series cards, and also the Pro Duo/ R9 Fury X2. For instance, the latest AMD Fury series offers the best in business HBM memory, that has the highest 512-bit memory bandwidth, which has made the card a legendary piece of graphics card architecture! If AMD’s HBM2 costs come down relatively quickly, the next level of architecture may offer 1GB-Bit bandwidth memory.