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Nvidia’s Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs are powered by 16GB Samsung GDDR6 Memory

Nvidia unveiled their new Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs recently and they are the first in the industry to utilize the new high-speed GDDR6 memory from Samsung Electronics. Their 16-gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory is 75 percent more powerful over 8Gb GDDR5 with its 8Gbps pin speed.

End users can expect improved performance and energy efficiency in the widest array of graphics-intensive applications, including computer-aided design (CAD), digital content creation (DCC) and scientific visualization applications, as well as applications in rapidly growing fields such as 8K Ultra HD video processing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

Samsung is leading the graphics market by offering the first available 16Gb GDDR6, which doubles the device capacity of the company’s 20-nanometer 8Gb GDDR5 memory. The new solution performs at a 14-gigabits-per-second (Gbps) pin speed with data transfers of 56 gigabytes per second (GB/s).

These new GDDR6 memory from Samsung consumes 35 percent less power. Compared to GDDR5 graphics solutions, GDDR6 will be operating at 1.35V compared to the 1.55V consumed by GDDR5 commonly found in the market today.

“It’s a tremendous privilege to have been selected by NVIDIA to launch Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6, and to have enjoyed the full confidence of their design team in making our key contribution to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs,” said Jim Elliott, Corporate Senior Vice President at Samsung Semiconductor.

“Our new Quadro RTX professional GPUs are the industry’s first to integrate Samsung’s high-speed GDDR6 memory technology,” said Bob Pette, Vice President, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA. “With up to 48GB capacity, our GPUs accommodate the largest models and scenes, and increase application performance, enabling professionals to design, develop and deliver much better results with faster turnaround.”

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