Some of NVIDIA’s Turing-based GPUs are still stuck with GDDR5 RAM, but there are signs that green team may be upgrading them with the latest and greatest type of memory.
As spotted by VideoCardz, the Eurasian Economic Commission has listed numerous new GeForce GTX 1650 models from MSI. All of these carry the “D6” designation, which alludes to the utilization of GDDR6 chips.
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 GAMING X
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 GAMING
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 VENTUS XS OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 VENTUS XS
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 AERO ITX OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 AERO ITX
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6T LP OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6T LP
There’s a possibility that this refresh is specific to MSI, but it looks as if NVIDIA is trying to move away from GDDR5 entirely for its current mainstream lineup, which comprises the GeForce 16 and GeForce 20 series. All of these models carry GDDR6 RAM aside from the GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce GTX 1660.
It’s unclear how these will compare to their SUPER variants, which boast not only GDDR6 RAM, but an increased number of CUDA cores and faster clock rates. Memory should be the only difference, presumably.
The EEC submission also mentions a Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING Z. This is the version with proper 14 Gbps memory chips, which MSI warned was necessary for AMD’s vBIOS update.