Samsung Aquabolt 8GB HBM2 2.4Gbps chips are go

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Jaesoo Han, executive vice president, Memory Sales & Marketing team at Samsung Electronics explains: "With our production of the first 2.4Gbps 8GB HBM2, we are further strengthening our technology leadership and market competitiveness".

We don't know when this super-fast HBM2 will begin appearing on new graphics cards, but I'm sure we might see something new at NVIDIA's own GPU Technology Conference in a few months time.

The successor to the groundbreaking first generation "Flarebolt", the Samsung Aquabolt HBM2 will deliver a whopping 2.4 gigabits per second (Gbps) of memory per pin, making it the industry's fastest DRAM performance and paving the way for even faster calculations on the latest supercomputers, AI solutions and enabling even more powerful graphics cards to come out on the market.

Behind the advancement in HBM2 generations is, of course, some interesting science. Samsung highlights that using four of the HBM2 Aquabolt packages in a system will enable 1.2 terabytes-per-second (TBps) bandwidth.

Samsung has started production of its second generation HBM2, dubbed Aquabolt.

To achieve these technical advances in the Samsung Aquabolt HBM2, Samsung had to revamp the TSV design, vertically connecting over 5000 TSVs per die and upgrading the thermal control, allowing for a massive bump in chip performance.

Samsung Electronics say that a single Aquabolt HBM2 module is capable of transfer speeds of around 307GBps, which the company claims is 9.6 times faster compared to the older HBM2 memory controller.

Aimed to be used for supercomputing, AI, and graphics processing, the new 8GB HMB2 uses eight 8Gb HBM2 dies, connected in a vertical stack by using over 5,000 TSVs (Through Silicon Via's) per die.

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