Samsung said it has started mass production of its 2nd generation 8GB HBM2 chips, codename Aquabolt.
Packaging GPU and HBM2 to blame
According to a report, AMD Radeon RX Vega shortages could last until October and while HBM2 might be a part of the problem, it appears that packaging is to blame.
For professional market
Our well-informed sources have confirmed that Vega 10, AMD’s first HBM 2 card will by announced before the end of this year, at least for the professional market.
Shipping values priced between $608 and $810 USD per unit
Any time a new batch of GPUs are ready to be sent from a manufacturing facility overseas to a supply partner for testing and metrics, there are always debugging and testing parts sent ahead of time to ensure that silicon is quickly brought to market without suffering silicon respin and unforeseen manufacturing delays.
256GB/s with four 8Gb stacks, seven-fold increase over GDDR5
Roughly six months ago, AMD launched the first graphics cards packed with first-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Today, Samsung has just announced production of the industry’s first 20nm 4GB DRAM package based on second-generation High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2).