Nvidia announces $2999 Titan V, 'the most powerful PC GPU ever created'

Nvidia announces $2999 Titan V, 'the most powerful PC GPU ever created'

Nvidia announces $2999 Titan V, 'the most powerful PC GPU ever created'

In April of this year, NVIDIA ratcheted up the performance a tad with a fully unlocked Pascal GP102 core in the form of TITAN Xp, boasting a full 12 TFLOPs of compute power. The new TITAN V is based on the NVIDIA Volta architecture, and with that shift comes a big leap in compute performance with certain workloads. The GPU was launched by the company's founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual NIPS conference. Nvidia claims 110 teraflops of performance from its 21.1 billion transistors, with 12GB of HBM2 memory, 5120 CUDA cores, and 640 "tensor cores" that are said to offer up to 9x the deep-learning performance of its predecessor. Single-Precision performance will likely come in at a much more tame 14 TFLOPs, give or take depending on the GPU frequency.

Nvidia has, rather surprisingly, unveiled its newest graphics card called the Titan V. As its name implies, Nvidia's new flagship graphics card is based off of the company's Volta architecture.

"Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high performance computing and AI".

NVIDIA today introduced TITAN V, the world's most powerful GPU for the PC, driven by the world's most advanced GPU architecture, NVIDIA Volta. It doubles the energy efficiency of the previous generation Pascal™ design, enabling dramatic boosts in performance in the same power envelope.

Promising to turn a PC into an AI supercomputer, the Titan V is built on Nvidia's Volta GPU architecture and has nine times the raw horsepower of its predecessor.

Customers will also be able to use Nvidia GPU Cloud software to get further performance improvements on their workloads.

Given that the TITAN V is designed for use in research environments, don't expect to see an "enthusiast class" price on the card.

TITAN V is available to purchase today for $2,999 from the NVIDIA store in participating countries.

"As an NVIDIA Inception partner, we trust NVIDIA to deliver innovative solutions to the AI market".