$3000 Nvidia Titan V HMB2 Volta GPU Revealed
Mike Sanders / 7 months ago
Nvidia Titan V
Nvidia has announced the latest in its Titan Volta powered graphics cards. The Titan V. While the name might sound impressive, don’t let that fool you. The specifications are even more amazing!
Nvidia’s Volta is one of the most powerful graphics processing architectures around. When this is combined with HBM2 memory, 12GB of it no less, you can already tell that this is going to be a bit of a beast.
Capable of operating at 110 teraflops this is massively superior to any Titan we have seen before and in addition, this will be the first line of Nvidia cards (excluding Tesla/Quadro) to implement the more advanced HBM2 memory.
The Volta architecture has been improved in the Titan V to “GV100” with 5120 CUDA cores and 320 texture units. The core speed is clocked at a base rate of 1200 MHz and 1455MHz boost.
This also includes, as previously noted, 12GB of HMB2 VRAM with a data rate of 1.7Gbps. Working with a 3072-bit memory bus this allows the card to be capable of a total bandwidth of 652.8GB/s. This is much notably higher than the previous Titan card which in itself was no slouch.
Overview and Price
The card looks fantastic. Combining both clearly powerful and bold design with simplicity the only real new notable difference is that engraved Titan V, but boy does it look impressive.
You might, at this point, be wondering what this card is designed for. Particularly since it is (at a glance at least) similar to the Nvidia Tesla. Is this for gaming or for work? Well, the answer is a bit of both.
In brief, the card seems to be a fantastic option as an all-rounder. The performance spec will make it highly powerful for gaming and the incredibly high teraflops will also make it an attractive work card too for AI processing.
Despite the heavy load that usually comes with a card of this power, it runs off an 8 and 6 pin at only around 250W. For those unfamiliar with Titans, this is surprisingly good, particularly the much lower than expected wattage requirement the Titan V has.
Now, the bad news, the Nvidia Titan V is for sale at $2,999. While this is quite a lot of money, this really is an exceptional card.
We at eTeknix will be massively looking forward to trying one of these out on our benchmarking tests.