At the time, a successful micro-architecture of graphical solutions GeForce Maxwell (and later Pascal) NVIDIA freed from the need to allocate more resources to the development and production of GPU in symbiosis with the multilayer chip buffer memory. More specifically, those appeared (HBM2), but only as a component NVIDIA Quadro Tesla and accelerators for servers and workstations. AMD’s, on the contrary, trying to catch up and beat the competition, resorted to the use of memory type High Bandwidth Memory More in 2015, and a year later, even released two-chip video Radeon Pro Duo-based dual-core Fiji XT HBM1 with crystals around the perimeter.
Without a doubt, preparing game cards AMD Radeon RX Vega on the eponymous GPU also get HBM memory (the second generation). In Sunnyvale do not hide, keeping in secret only frequency chips, which volume is 16 GB (two chips of 8 Gbytes). The NVIDIA, in turn, reliably classify gaming model Volta, and the type of buffer memory, as well as other characteristics, can only guess.
According to the resource Fudzilla, the representatives of the next generation of GeForce cards will not get HBM2 chips, not to mention the crystals based on outdated technology HBM1. As VRAM will not be used and GDDR6 chips before production which remains more than six months. Selecting, according to Fudzilla, it will be made for the memory GDDR5X standard, as is the case with current solutions GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, TITAN X and TITAN Xp. In the hypothetical GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (GV102) NVIDIA engineers if they do plan confine GDDR5X, will save 384-bit memory bus or extend it to 512 bits (which, however, is unlikely). Upper Volta potential of VRAM video card is likely to be small, because the Californian developer will have to squeeze out all the juice GDDR5X technology that memory does not become a limiting performance factor. Announcements game cards GeForce Volta, it is possible, take place only in a year, because the adapter GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (not to mention the TITAN Xp) while coping with the status of a leader, and Radeon RX Vega unlikely to seriously poshatnot his position.
These days, both manufacturers of discrete graphics and AIB-partners count impressive profits from the sale of the mainstream graphics cards miners cryptocurrency. Neither Radeon RX Vega, nor conditional accelerator GV102 should not become the primary purpose of the miners of modern times, although the shortage of the less expensive (and more profitable for mining) cards to store the counter will be disassembled and they are.