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    Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    This 2nd gen advanced memory can deliver 2.4Gbps data transfer speed per pin.
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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    So is this cheaper to make??


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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    Doubt it... look at the bandwidth it is insane. I guess Vega for example would need to be tweaked to use it
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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Doubt it... look at the bandwidth it is insane. I guess Vega for example would need to be tweaked to use it
    So basically its a waste of time for the mass market then,since it will mean HBM2 will still be a niche technology and GDDR5/GDDR6 will be still be more widely used then!!


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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    What's the point of a second generation of HBM2? Why can't they make life easy and call it HBM3, or HBM2.5, or HBMaybeyougetsomeofthisone2?

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    I don't think it's a waste of time. Just a tad early for mass market
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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    The issue of HBM is not manufacturing technology but an issue of demand and Nvidia sabotaged global HBM production by not going into it early like AMD but thanks to intel things are about to change.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    It's a good way to use up resources to deny you are purposely limiting current, slower ram stock and pushing up prices.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    What's the point of a second generation of HBM2? Why can't they make life easy and call it HBM3, or HBM2.5, or HBMaybeyougetsomeofthisone2?
    Same reason you don't call faster DDR4 sticks DDR4.1, HBM is a spec so if these adhere to the HBM2 spec then that is what they are.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of 8GB HBM2 'Aquabolt'

    Wonder if the HBM2 spec defines die height? Adding extra layers to that could cause issues (and the corollary to that, extra rigidity might give the manufacturers a bit more leeway for rough handling and so improve package yields - everything for a reason)

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