So GDDR5X will basically bring current DDR5 up to par with HBM1 speeds?
Basically if the FuryX had 4 GB of GDDR5X, aside from requiring slightly more power and a larger PCB, there would be no real difference than it is now with HBM1 from the perspective of the user. Obviously it would be a big difference from an engineering and design standpoint.
This sounds fantastic. Cheaper costs and while there will be more heat overall, being much more diffused with the memory not stuck directly to the chip should give a little more overclocking headroom. Heck I say use this on the high end cards too until everything starts catching up to the point where this is also over-saturated, then move to HBM.Edited by DNMock - 11/1/15 at 9:54am