Is HBM a viable technology for GPUs? Yes, Yes it is… just not right now
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Over the last couple of days, we have received information that would indicate nVidia is not moving to HBM 2 for their consumer GPUs (outside of some extremely high-end models). Instead, they appear to be focusing on improvements found in GDDR5X and GDDR6. Conversely, AMD appears to be focusing on HBM for many of their high-end and even some mid-range cards. The two very different paths has sparked something of a debate amongst fans of both products (as you can imagine). The questions are, why chose one over the other at this point and is HBM a truly viable option for AMD?

There is an interesting story that is making the rounds on the internet that relates to Synology NAS devices, but so far has not really gotten the right press coverage. As with many things, the rush to get the story out often means a lack of data to properly cover the incident. In the case of the Synology boxes that were taken over to mine dodge coin this appears to be the case. So with that in mind let’s take a look at the story as it transpired.