SK Hynix has just confirmed in a press release that GDDR6 based high-end GPUs will come out in early 2018. The new high-end GPU will have a massive 16-Gbps bandwidth, says the press release. However, no specific details were listed in the press release about the product.

Read Also:  Nvidia Launches GeForce GTX 1080 11Gbps and GTX 1060 9Gbps

GDDR6 GPUs with bandwidth of 16-Gbps and above will soon become a reality by early 2018 and SK Hynix confirms it in press release:

SK Hynix Inc.today introduced the world’s fastest 2Znm 8Gb(Gigabit) GDDR6(Graphics DDR6) DRAM. The product operates with an I/O data rate of 16Gbps(Gigabits per second) per pin, which is the industry’s fastest. With a forthcoming high-end graphics card of 384-bit I/Os, this DRAM processes up to 768GB(Gigabytes) of graphics data per second. SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs

SK Hynix is aiming to replace the current generation based GDDR5 and GDDR5X GPUs with GDDR6. The press release says that SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce a high-end GPU by early 2018.This was confirmed in a statement which says:

SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs

Currently, there is no specific detail given in the press release about any product to support GDDR6, which leaves us to analyze if it will be a NVIDIA based GPU or AMD Vega? However, a little clue in press release points us to believe it could be a NVIDIA based GPU.

The statement highlights a GPU with 384-bit I/Os and DRAM process upto 768GB of graphics data per second. This lead us to Nvidia’s Pascal and Volta architecture based GPUs. This could roughly mean SK Hynix may come with a refreshed Pascal variant GPU based on GDDR6 and 16-Gbps bandwidth by early 2018. This is merely an observation based on the clue left in the press release statement.

We do not know at this moment what SK Hynix has plans for early 2018, all we can do is wait till more details on high-end GPU is disclosed. Stay tuned to know more on GDDR6 and high-end graphics cards.