Recently, at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, Nvidia’s CEO and co-founder – Jensen Huang, unveiled the next-gen Titan V, based on Volta architecture. As said by Nvidia, Titan V is “the most powerful PC GPU ever created” and features “the world’s most advanced” GPU architecture.
The graphics card, claims up to 21.1 billion transistors producing a full 110 teraflops of computing power. It packs 12GB of HBM2 memory, 5120 CUDA cores and 640 Tenson Cores. But with the great power comes the price, Titan V sells for “only” 2,999$ and is limited to two per customer. The full specifications of Nvidia’s latest GPU, sourced from the official site, are below.
Titan V is very much aimed at researchers and scientists working in the fields of AI, deep learning, and high-performance computing. As said by Jensen; “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.” He further added, “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 has also made the recently released AI software packages accessible to buyers through its GPU cloud.
Even though Titan V is being hailed as the most powerful GPU but this isn’t really true. Nvidia Tesla V100 with the 112 teraflops, still tops the chart, which is worth 10,000$ though. However, both these cards apparently have quite in common.
It is also worth noting that the company says, Titan V offers 9x times the power of its predecessor, Titan Xp, selling for 1,200$ and double the energy efficiency of Pascal GPUs.
Titan V comes in gold and black. You can get it from https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/titan/titan-v/
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