SK Hynix succeeded in developing the world's best-performing next-generation graphic DRAM. Graphic DRAM is a core component of the graphics processing unit whose demand is rapidly rising thanks to the evolution of artificial intelligence technology.
SK Hynix announced on April 23 that it developed the GDDR6 graphic DRAM, first in the world. GDDR6 is capable of processing 16-gigabyte information per second per pin. If used together with a high-end graphic chip with 384 pins, it would enable the processing of 768 gigabytes within a second.
SK Hynix plans to start mass-producing the GDDR6 chip from early next year and supply them to graphics processer makers such as Nvidia.
Industry experts said, "The world's computer graphic DRAM market is now dominated by Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. SK Hynix became the first in the world to succeed in developing GDDR6."
Compared to GDDR5, GDDR6 features two times improvement in processing speed and more than 10 percent reduction in operating voltage. If GDDR6 is mass-produced from next year, it could replace existing GDDR5 at a rapid pace.