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    Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    Says new chips will "take the consumer graphics experience to the next level".
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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    PS4 slim here they come

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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    PS4 slim here they come
    Would be interesting to see. Though I'm stumped as to how they'd make it any smaller.

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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    Considering they make up part of the HMCC would it not be better to wait on that technology instead?

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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    Will this just encourage graphics card manufacturers to add more memory? They are starting to resemble watchmakers in the early 20th century, adding unnecessary jewels just to have more than the competition.

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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    Will this just encourage graphics card manufacturers to add more memory? They are starting to resemble watchmakers in the early 20th century, adding unnecessary jewels just to have more than the competition.
    4K gaming will require additional memory.
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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    I guess this is samsungs last upgrade to gddr5 as amd and nvidia are both moving to stacked HBM memory that blows gddr5 out of the water. GM200 is the last gpu we will see with gddr5 so maybe the big maxwell will come with 8GB of this at 8Ghz on a 512 bit bus. That would be pretty awesome.

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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    the latest gimmick.

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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    Quote Originally Posted by Laststop View Post
    I guess this is samsungs last upgrade to gddr5 as amd and nvidia are both moving to stacked HBM memory that blows gddr5 out of the water. GM200 is the last gpu we will see with gddr5 so maybe the big maxwell will come with 8GB of this at 8Ghz on a 512 bit bus. That would be pretty awesome.
    Maybe not - they've invested money in this technology and they will want to maximise revenues from this. When GPU's stop using GDDR5, the next step might be to see if this can be then used as system main memory since it's very fast (remarket it as DDR4?). Maybe not as I'm aware that there is quite a bit of difference between GDDR and normal DDR memory.

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    Re: Samsung starts to mass produce 8Gb GDDR5 DRAM

    Quote Originally Posted by iranu View Post
    4K gaming will require additional memory.
    Exactly. Between 4K, UltraWide, Eyefinity, 'Retina' resolutions... video RAM has become much more important.

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