Virtual reality and gaming are changing the way PCs are built and driving the development of new types of memory for GPUs.
A successor to the GDDR5 memory used in most GPUs — called GDDR6 — will be on its way by 2018, according to a presentation by Samsung executive Jin Kim at the Hot Chips conference this week.
GDDR6 will be a faster and more power-efficient form of graphics memory. GDDR6 will provide throughput of around 14Gbps (bits per second), an improvement of 10Gbps with GDDR5.
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