NVIDIA are always pushing what is considered the industry standard for GPUs and their latest is no exception to that. The Titan V, as described by NVIDIA, is “the most powerful PC GPU ever created.”
Now, the card is technically the first consumer-grade GPU from NVIDIA’s Volta architecture, and most will probably find it $2,999 price tag too high. It’s also geared around AI and scientific simulation processing, so it’s really not a product for consumers.
Nevertheless, NVIDIA claims that the 815 mm2 chip can produce up to 110 teraflops of performance. For memory, the card is reported to offer 12GB of HBM2 memory, with 5120 CUDA cores and 640 “tensor cores” which could improve deep-learning performance by 9 times compared to the Titan X.
“Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high performance computing and AI. We broke new ground with its new processor architecture, instructions, numerical formats, memory architecture and processor links,” NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang says in a statement. “With Titan V, we are putting Volta into the hands of researchers and scientists all over the world. I can’t wait to see their breakthrough discoveries.”
The Titan V may also seem similar to NVIDIA’s Tesla V100, but they do have some clear differences. The Titan V has less memory and isn’t as powerful. The 112 teraflop Tesla V100 is NVIDIA’s most powerful card, while the Titan V is their most powerful GPU for PCs. Plus, the V100 is like $10,000. The Titan V may be expensive, but it’s not that expensive by comparison.
But if you are willing to pay $2,999 for the Titan V, you can purchase it right now. Do note though that there’s a two per customer limit.