GDDR7 memory is coming in early 2025

From PC World: There’s no such thing as memory that’s too fast, especially when it comes to games. That’s why manufacturers stick memory right on the graphics card, and why it’s specifically optimized for visual applications.

GDDR6 (that’s “Graphics Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory version 6”) has been around for seven years, and now it looks like the next revision is right around the corner.

SK Hynix, one of the “Big Three” memory manufacturers alongside Samsung and Micron, says it’ll be ready to mass produce GDDR7 modules beginning in the first quarter of 2025. That’s what they told AnandTech at Computex, anyway.

There they showed off 16GB and 25GB module capacities with 40Gbps (40 gigatransfers) speed and 160GB/s bandwidth. That’s approximately double the speed of GDDR6 modules in current graphics cards.

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