GDDR7: Everything We Know So Far

The next generation graphics memory module is the upcoming GDDR7. The recent launches hold either the GDDR6 or GDDR6X memory modules. However, per the makers and reviews, the current memory modules are sufficient to deliver the required performance. But, the technology advancements are necessary, and another addition to it is the upcoming GDDR7. 

What is GDDR7?

To those unaware, GDDR stands for Graphics Double Data Rate. The memory option enhances the memory speed, capacity, and bandwidth range. It is the advanced level of VRAM and WRAM. Several companies have been launching their chipsets, memory, and GPUs to compete. So, they keep updating their portfolio, irrespective of how good their predecessor was. 

The GDDR7 is said to be faster than the current generation. To know more information on the upcoming memory tech, stay connected with us as we will discuss it along with the launch date. So, without waiting any further, let’s get started.

Samsung has developed the first GDDR7 DRAM, setting a new benchmark for high-performance graphics memory.

samsung GDDR7

The next generation GDDR7 is going to get a significant performance upgrade. As per the results (via Anandtech), the memory modules can produce 32 Gbps speeds. Compared to the GDDR6 and GDDR6X, it has 33% more bandwidth.

Micron (the world leader in innovative memory and storage solutions) has also ensured that they are working on GDDR7 to get similar performance. They also have revealed the production process. They will probably produce the upcoming memory modules using deep ultraviolet lithography printing. The card will likely be built on their latest 1-beta process as well. 

For obvious reasons, the memory modules will bring energy efficiency. It also reduces power consumption with the help of new read clock modes. Further, it will also help gaming laptops, boosting their battery life and enhancing the gaming performance simultaneously. 

Comparison between GDDR7, GDDR6X and GDDR6:

The latest GPUs, like Nvidia RTX 4080, use the previous GDDR6X memory, which runs at 22.4 Gbps speeds. This is the fastest graphics memory combination developed to date. 

Combining the effect and comparing the results, the upcoming GDDR7 is expected to run at 32 Gbps speeds. This is a significant upgrade compared to both the memory modules regarding efficiency, power consumption, speed, and bandwidth. 

The GDDR7 memory will likely do away with some of the bandwidth issues of the current modules. Hence, it will probably solve the limited memory bus widths and all the related problems associated with the previous cards. With all the above advantages, it will see some significant price jump. However, it is an exclusive high-end graphics memory card irrespective of the cost factor. 

Credit: Anandtech

GDDR7 Release Window:

  • The GDDR7 will likely be released around early 2024, probably in the year’s first half. 

Some of you might get excited after seeing the advantages and several other capabilities of the upcoming GDDR7. To them, the module launch is not too far away from now. Micron confirmed back in June that the GDDR7 VRAM will likely be available in 2024’s first half. The upcoming GPU will soon come with GDDR7 modules. 

Nevertheless, Nvidia has confirmed that their next-generation graphics cards will not launch until 2025 (the successor to Ada Lovelace designs and an upcoming RTX 5000 generation). The other competitors like Intel or AMD might launch their new GPUs before the GDDR7 launch. So, let’s wait for the other official announcements. 

After so many observations, let’s wait for the official launch date. We hope the companies utilize the upcoming GDDR7 in their machines to dominate the market. What do you guys expect from the memory modules? Let us know in the comments section below. Keep the tabs on the post, as we will update it based on the latest developments.

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Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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