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SK Hynix plans to start mass producing GDDR7 memory starting Q1 2025

SK Hynix has shared its plans for next-generation GDDR7 memory. According to a company representative, the production of GDDR7 is expected to commence by the beginning of 2025. 

In an interview with Anandtech, an SK Hynix spokesperson stated that “the firm will not kick off mass production of their GDDR7 chips until the first quarter of 2025”, meaning the first products using SK Hynix's GDDR7 memory will likely become available in Q2 2025.

While SK Hynix's volume manufacturing is scheduled to kick off in Q1 2025, other providers, such as Samsung and Micron, aim for an earlier release of GDDR7-enabled devices this year. It is reported that Nvidia is likely among the early adopters of GDDR7, opening up possibilities for enhanced performance and improved bandwidth for graphics cards. This advancement is poised to facilitate the seamless transmission of high-resolution textures and other data between the chips and the graphics processor, ultimately benefiting future GPU models with improved memory bandwidth.

SK Hynix had previously hinted at the potential for 40Gbps memory speed at GTC in March. However, the initial generation of GDDR7 GPUs is projected to operate within the 28–32Gbps range. Nvidia's first graphics cards using GDDR7 memory may be released later this year.

KitGuru says: If the first RTX 50 GPUs are indeed going to arrive this year and use GDDR7, then Nvidia will likely be partnering up with Samsung or Micron initially. 

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