When it comes to AI workloads, memory plays a crucial role in determining the overall performance of the system. Two prominent types of memory that are often considered for AI workloads are high-bandwidth memory (HBM) and double data rate (DDR) memory, specifically DDR5. Which memory is right for an AI workload depends on various factors, including the specific requirements of the AI algorithms, the scale of data processing and the overall system configuration. Both HBM3 Gen2 and DDR5 offer significant advantages, and their suitability depends on the specific use case, budget and available hardware options. Micron offers the latest generation of HBM3 Gen2 and DDR5.
HBM3 Gen2 memory is the highest end solution in terms of bandwidth, speed and energy efficiency1 due to its advanced architecture and high-bandwidth capabilities. DDR5 memory modules are generally more mainstream and cost-effective at scale than HBM solutions.