SK hynix Delivers World’s First HBM3 DRAM To NVIDIA, Powering The Hopper Data Center GPU

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SK hynix has announced that it has become the first DRAM manufacturer in the industry to supply the next-gen HBM3 memory to NVIDIA for its Hopper GPU.

SK hynix to Supply Industry’s First HBM3 DRAM to NVIDIA, Powering Hopper GPU

Press Release: SK hynix Inc. announced that it began mass production of HBM3, the world’s best-performing DRAM.

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  • Mass production of the world’s best-performing DRAM, HBM3, comes just seven months after the development announcement
  • HBM3 to be combined with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPU for accelerated computing
  • SK hynix aims to solidify leadership in the premium DRAM market

HBM (High Bandwidth Memory): High-value, high-performance memory that vertically interconnects multiple DRAM chips and dramatically increases data processing speed in comparison to traditional DRAM products. HBM3 DRAM is the 4th generation HBM product, succeeding HBM (1st generation), HBM2 (2nd generation), and HBM2E (3rd generation).

The announcement comes just seven months after the company became the first in the industry to develop HBM3 in October, and is expected to solidify the company’s leadership in the premium DRAM market.

With accelerating advancements in cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data, major global tech companies are seeking ways to quickly process rapidly increasing volumes of data. HBM, with significant competitiveness in data processing speed and performance compared with traditional DRAM, is expected to draw broad industry attention and see rising adoption.

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NVIDIA has recently completed its performance evaluation of SK hynix’s HBM3 samples. SK hynix will provide HBM3 for NVIDIA systems expected to ship starting in the third quarter of this year. SK hynix will expand HBM3 volume in the first half in accordance with NVIDIA’s schedule.

The highly anticipated NVIDIA H100 is the world’s largest and most powerful accelerator. SK hynix’s HBM3 is expected to enhance accelerated computing performance with up to 819GB/s of memory bandwidth, equivalent to the transmission of 163 FHD (Full-HD) movies (5GB standard) every second.

Kevin (Jongwon) Noh, president, and chief marketing officer at SK hynix, states that the company has secured top-notch competitiveness in the premium DRAM market through its close work with NVIDIA. “We aim to become a solution provider that deeply understands and addresses our customers’ needs through continuous open collaboration,” he said.

HBM Memory Specifications Comparison

DRAMHBM1HBM2HBM2eHBM3
I/O (Bus Interface)1024102410241024
Prefetch (I/O)2222
Maximum Bandwidth128 GB/s256 GB/s460.8 GB/s819.2 GB/s
DRAM ICs Per Stack48812
Maximum Capacity4 GB8 GB16 GB24 GB
tRC48ns45ns45nsTBA
tCCD2ns (=1tCK)2ns (=1tCK)2ns (=1tCK)TBA
VPPExternal VPPExternal VPPExternal VPP
External VPP
VDD1.2V1.2V1.2VTBA
Command InputDual CommandDual CommandDual CommandDual Command
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