SK Hynix has teased a GDDR7 memory capable of up to 40 Gbps

Logos of semiconductor manufacturers, including SK Hynix, and a chip with a graphic of a butterfly and GDDR7 40 Gbps on it, implying innovation or transformation in memory technology.

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Nvidia GTC 2024 has already brought plenty of exciting tech updates. Things like the Blackwell architecture are generating plenty of hype. Something new to get excited about is the latest tease from SK Hynix, showing off a GDDR7 memory that has up to 40 Gbps.

The GDDR7 memory, spotted by HardwareLuxx who are in attendance, is promising some impressive specs. The memory developed by SK Hynix will reportedly feature speeds of up to 40 Gbps. This is a huge number of bits per second, rivaling the memory Samsung is working on that they say can run at 37 Gbps. The GDDR7 is set to be one of the fastest memories in history, and this impressive memory that SK Hynix is giving only confirms this.

SK Hynix may release one of the fasted memories with up to 40 Gbps on the GDDR7

SK Hynix also has other plans up its sleeve, like introducing 16 Gbit and 24 Gbit memory modules. These modules, specifically the 24 Gbit, have a capacity of just 3GB. This will let firms like AMD and Nvidia keep the same number of memory chips with brand-new memory configurations. These are all impressive improvements for memory, and SK Hynix is promising some of the best we’ve seen.

It will still be a while before consumers get to see this technology. The first GPU to use the GDDR7 memory, the Nvidia RTX 50 series, still has a way to go before release. Estimates right now are suggesting the end of 2024. The GDDR7 in that graphics driver won’t reach the steep 40 Gbps heights that SK Hynix wants to reach, but rather 28 Gbps.

However, in the future gamers could see these incredible speeds make their way over to next-generation GPUs. While 40 Gbps likely won’t be coming for the common consumer, and will rather be used by enterprises, that doesn’t mean speed isn’t coming. With just a small reduction in power, this chip could be on its way to gamers soon. Until then, we’ll just have to be patient.

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