NVIDIA Announces Quadro GV100 GPU

/ 5 years ago

Nvidia Quadro GV100 front left

NVIDIA is known by most as a company defining the standards when it comes to graphics cards. Today at the GPU Technology Conference, the company has moved everything to a completely new level, so far beyond what we’ve seen previously that it seems like science fiction. I’m talking about the new NVIDIA Quadro GV100 graphics card for professionals.

Nvidia Quadro GV100 GPU

Let us get right to the numbers, after all, that’s why you clicked on this article. The new GPU comes with 5120 CUDA cores and 32GB HBM2 memory for a performance of up to 118 TFLOPS with Tensor Cores. If that wasn’t enough, you can couple two of these cards together with the brand new NVLink2 for an unimpaired scaling. That means, you’ll get 64GB HBM2 memory and 10240 CUDA cores for a seriously impressive 236 TFLOPS Tensor Cores. If that doesn’t make you a little wet, there’s something wrong with you.

NVIDIA Quadro GV100 front

NVIDIA RTX Technology

Right from the start of the presentation, NVIDIA shows us what’s possible with this new technology. The RTX technology, or real-time ray tracing technology, was introduced last week. But I doubt that most really understood what this means and what’s truly possible with this technology. What previously would have taken weeks to render can now be done in real-time with 4K 60Hz output. Lighting and shadows are where things get tricky for both software and hardware, but that’s an obstacle that has been overcome with this technology. Product designers and architects can create interactive, photoreal visualizations of massive 3D models — all in real time.

“NVIDIA has reinvented the workstation by taking ray-tracing technology optimized for our Volta architecture, and marrying it with the highest-performance hardware ever put in a workstation,” said Bob Pette, vice president of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. “Artists and designers can simulate and interact with their creations in ways never before possible, which will fundamentally change workflows across many industries.”

Nvidia RTX Demo

GV100 Specifications

  • GPU Memory: 32GB HBM2
  • Memory Interface: 4096-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: Up to 870 GB/s
  • ECC: Yes
  • NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 5120
  • NVIDIA Tensor Cores: 640
  • Double-Precision Performance: 7.4 TFLOPS
  • Single-Precision Performance: 11.4 TFLOPS
  • Tensor Performance: 118.5 TFLOPS
  • NVIDIA NVLink: Connect 2 GV100 GPUs
  • NVIDIA NVLink bandwidth: 200GB/s
  • Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • Max Power Consumption: 250W
  • Form Factor: Dual-slot, Full Height, 4.4-inch by 10.5-inch
  • Connectors: Four DP 1.4
  • Display Resolutions: 4x 4096 x 2160 at 120Hz / 4x 5120 x 2880 at 60Hz / 2x 7680 x 4320 at 60Hz
  • Graphic APIs:  Shader Model 5.1, OpenGL 4.5, DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0
  • Compute APIs: CUDA, DirectCompute, OpenCL


The Quadro GV100 GPU is available now on nvidia.com, and starting in April from leading workstation manufacturers. That includes Dell EMC, HP, Lenovo and Fujitsu, and authorized distribution partners. The latter are such as PNY Technologies in North America and Europe, ELSA/Ryoyo in Japan and Leadtek in the Asia Pacific.

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