Just a day back, Samsung has announced that it has begun mass-production of the world's first 4GB DRAM, which utilizes the latest bandwidth. The latest bandwidth is based on the second-generation High Bandwidth Memory simply called as HBM2 interface.
It has been reported that the HBM2 offers up to 256GBps of bandwidth that is twice as seen in the previous HBM. According to the company, this will help enterprises and gaming industry.
"By mass producing next-generation HBM2 DRAM, we can contribute much more to the rapid adoption of next-generation HPC systems by global IT companies," said Sewon Chun, senior vice president, Memory Marketing, Samsung Electronics. "Also, in using our 3D memory technology here, we can more proactively cope with the multifaceted needs of global IT, while at the same time strengthening the foundation for future growth of the DRAM market."
The South Korean company has utilizes its very own 20nm process and advanced chip design that increases the data transmission speed by seven times. The chip is largely aimed at server, parallel computing, network systems and machine learning.
Samsung is currently producing 4GB HBM2 DRAM, but the company would begin producing an 8GB RAM based on HBM2 later this year. The DRAM will help key graphic chip makers such as Nvidia and AMD to save more than 95 percent of space on their graphics cards, when compared to the GDDR5 RAM. The new 4GB HBM2 DRAM is also said to reduce power consumption and bolstering efficiency.