Samsung has unveiled its latest innovation in high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technology, called Shinebolt, at the annual Memory Tech Day event. The company is set to revolutionize the market with this new offering, which offers higher memory bandwidth and capacity for high-end processors compared to its previous HBM3 memory.
Shinebolt is built on a new 24Gbit HBM memory die and will be produced on Samsung’s 4th generation 10nm-class node. One of the most impressive features of this new memory is its memory clock speeds, reaching as high as 9.8Gbps/pin, surpassing claims made by its competitors.
But that’s not all, Shinebolt also outshines its own predecessor, HBM3, when it comes to bandwidth. It provides a minimum bandwidth of 1TB/sec and a maximum bandwidth of 1.225TB/sec, proving to be a true game-changer in the industry.
Samsung specifically targets the high-end processor market, particularly the AI market, where memory bandwidth and capacity play a crucial role. With the increasing demand for more powerful AI systems, Shinebolt is expected to address the need for improved memory performance, giving AI developers a significant boost.
Although the release date is still a few years away, Samsung plans to start shipping Shinebolt in 2024. This gives consumers and industry experts ample time to anticipate the highly anticipated HBM3E memory and its potential impact on the market.
But Samsung isn’t stopping there. The tech giant also shared its plans for the future of HBM technology with a tease of HBM4. This upcoming memory will utilize FinFET transistors and copper-to-copper bonding, promising improved energy efficiency and even higher performance.
In addition to the HBM update, Samsung grabbed attention with an update on its GDDR7 memory. The company claims that GDDR7 offers a remarkable 33% improvement in bandwidth per pin compared to GDDR6, and cuts standby power consumption by 50%. This development has caught the interest of AI chip makers and the automotive industry.
Samsung aims to be the first vendor to introduce GDDR7 memory to the market in 2024. With its dedication to pushing memory technology boundaries, Samsung is setting the stage for further advancements in the field and cementing its position as a leader in memory innovation.
So, keep an eye out for Samsung’s Shinebolt and its upcoming HBM4 and GDDR7 technologies, as they promise to transform the high-end processor and AI markets, offering unrivaled memory performance and energy efficiency.
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