Samsung announced that its 16GB Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory is being used in NVIDIA’s new Turing architecture-based Quadro RTX GPUs.
Thanks to Samsung’s 16GB GDDR6 memory, end users can expect improved performance and energy efficiency in the array of graphics-intensive applications, including computer-aided design (CAD), digital content creation (DCC) and scientific visualization applications. Samsung’s 16GB GDDR6 can also be used in fields such as 8K ultra HD video processing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI).
Samsung says it is offering the first available 16GB GDDR6, which doubles the device capacity of the company’s 20Nm 8GB GDDR5 memory. The new solution is claimed to perform at a 14GB/s pin speed with data transfers of 56GB/s.
Samsung’s GDDR6 consumes 35 per cent less power than that required by the leading GDDR5 graphics solutions, as claimed by the company. It operates at 1.35V compared to the 1.55V consumed by GDDR5 commonly found in the market today.
Unveiled today by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual SIGGRAPH conference, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs bring hardware-accelerated ray tracing, AI, advanced shading and simulation to creative professionals. The new Quadro RTX GPUs will be available worldwide starting in October 2018.