New Nvidia GTX 1060 GDDR5X could be slower than the original
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6GB of GDDR5X working on 8800MHz

It appears that Nvidia's response to AMD's upcoming R9 590, in the form of GTX 1060 with GDDR5X memory, might actually end up slower than some previous GTX 1060 graphics card on the market, due to a lower memory bandwidth.

Gigabyte working on GTX 1060 with GDDR5X memory
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Possibly based on a cut-down GP104 GPU

It appears that Gigabyte could be working on a GTX 1060 graphics card that will be equipped with faster GDDR5X memory and a cut down GP104 GPU, and while other specifications are unknown, faster memory could give the GTX 1060 a fighting chance against the upcoming 12nm Polaris-based Radeon RX 590.

The next Geforce doesn’t use HBM 2
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Too early for this memory

Volta is out for artificial intelligence, machine learning applications and it will be shipping in DGX 1 systems, mainly for deep learning and AI. The next Geforce will be a  completely separate chip. 

HBM 2.0 GPUs unlikely for 2016 GPUs
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Friday, 15 April 2016 11:00

HBM 2.0 GPUs unlikely for 2016 GPUs


Too expensive, limited supply

Our well-placed industry sources have told us that we should not expect to see the HBM 2.0 based GPUs shipping anytime soon. Nvidia Pascal and AMD Polaris 10 / 11 will stick with GDDR5 memory for the time being.

JEDEC officially publishes GDDR5X specification
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To double the bandwidth

Just a few days after it has officially published the 2nd generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) specification, JEDEC has now officially published the GDDR5X memory standard.