Nvidia Unveils The Titan V, It’s Most Powerful Consumer GPU To Date
When it comes to the world’s most powerful GPUs, Nvidia is usually the top contender and the recently unveiled Titan V looks to ensure that Nvidia keeps the crown. Based on the Volta architecture, the Titian V was recently announced by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
“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,” Huang said. “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.”
Technically speaking, this is the first consumer-grade card to be based Volta architecture as the Telsa V100 is aimed at scientists, engineers, and others in demanding technical fields. However, given that this card costs about $3,000 it will likely remain a very niche product. Hopefully, we’ll a more affordable Volta card hit the market sometime in the future as we imagine $3,000 is out of the reach of most gamers, no matter how hardcore they may be.
Aesthetically speaking, the card actually looks really good. The gold finish fits the high price-point well and it offers a nice departure from Nvidia’s usual design choices.
Of course, the real reason anyone is interested in this card is the specs and they do not disappoint. Based on a 12nm process, the Titan V offers 21.1 billion transistors, 5120 CUDA cores, a boosted clock speed of 1,455MHz, and 12GB of HBM2 memory. Safe to say that it can run pretty much anything you throw out it though, once again, the card isn’t really meant for gaming. Nvidia appears to be aiming this card at researchers though we imagine it will overlap quite heavily with the Telsa V100.
More specifically, it may do very well in AI-oriented fields thanks to the fact that it offers 110 TFLOPs of deep-learning power. Unsurprisingly, given those numbers, Nvidia is positioning this card as a compute accelerator.
All that being said, we would not be remotely surprised to learn that some particularly hardcore gamer with $2,999 to blow decided to use this card for gaming. If so, we can’t wait to see what Star Citizen looks like.
For more information, check Nvidia’s video below.
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