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Nvidia has developed a certain knack of releasing only the “most powerful” products of late. Never mind. Let’s go beyond the verbiage – they are indeed the market leaders in chip making, after all. Their latest announcement, Titan V, has nine times the power of its predecessor, the $1,200 Titan Xp.

As Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang lit up a gathering of hundreds of elite deep learning researchers at the Neural Information Processing Systems AI conference — better known as NIPS — by unveiling TITAN V, it marked quite a new era. The new flagship processor is Nvidia’s first HBM2-equipped prosumer graphics card available for the masses.

And the chip giant claims Titan V could even transform a PC into an AI supercomputer!


Huang said Titan V was tailormade for “breakthrough discoveries” across high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence. It excels at computational processing for scientific simulation. Its 21.1 billion transistors deliver 110 teraflops of raw horsepower, 9x that of its predecessor, with extreme energy efficiency.

“With TITAN V, we are putting Volta into the hands of researchers and scientists all over the world.. We broke new ground with its new processor architecture, instructions, numerical formats, memory architecture and processor links,” he said.

Design details

Titan V is based on the architecture of Nvidia’s “Volta” GV100 graphics processor. It comes with 12 GB of HBM2 memory across a 3072-bit wide memory interface. The GPU features 5120 Cuda cores and additional 640 tensor cores that have been optimized to speed up machine learning workloads.

Titan V’s Volta architecture features a major redesign of the streaming multiprocessor that is at the center of the GPU. It doubles the energy efficiency of the previous generation Pascal design, enabling dramatic boosts in performance in the same power envelope.

New Tensor Cores designed specifically for deep learning deliver up to 9x higher peak teraflops. With independent parallel integer and floating-point data paths, Volta is also much more efficient on workloads with a mix of computation and addressing calculations. Its new combined L1 data cache and shared memory unit significantly improve performance while also simplifying programming.

Fabricated on a new TSMC 12-nanometer FFN high-performance manufacturing process customized for NVIDIA, TITAN V also incorporates Volta’s highly tuned 12GB HBM2 memory subsystem for advanced memory bandwidth utilization.

Reference GeForce Titan V Titan Xp Titan X GTX 1080 GTX 1070 GTX 1060
Die Size (815mm²) (471mm²) (471mm²)
GPU GV100 GP102-400-A1 GP102-400-A1 GP104-400-A1 GP104-200-A1 GP106-400-A1
Architecture Volta Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal
Transistor count 21 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 4.4 Billion
Fabrication Node TSMC 12 nm FinFET+ TSMC 16 nm TSMC 16 nm TSMC 16 nm TSMC 16 nm TSMC 16 nm
CUDA Cores 5,120 3,840 3,584 2,560 1,920 1,280
SMMs / SMXs 40 30 28 20 15 10
ROPs n/a 96 96 64 64 48
GPU Clock Core 1,200 MHz 1,405 MHz 1,417 MHz 1,607 MHz 1,506 MHz 1,506 MHz
GPU Boost clock 1,455 MHz 1582 MHz 1,531 MHz 1,733 MHz 1,683 MHz 1,709 MHz
Memory Clock 1700 MHz 2852 MHz 2500 MHz 1,250 MHz 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
Memory Size 12 12 GB 12 GB 8 GB 8 GB 3 GB / 6 GB
Memory Bus 3072-bit 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 653 GB/s 547 GB/s 480 GB/s 320 GB/s 256 GB/s 192 GB/s
FP Performance 15 TFLOPS 12.0 TFLOPS 11.0 TFLOPS 9.0 TFLOPS 6.45 TFLOPS 4.61 TFLOPS
GPU Thermal Threshold 91 Degrees C 97 Degrees C 94 Degrees C 94 Degrees C 94 Degrees C 94 Degrees C
TDP 250 Watts 250 Watts 250 Watts 180 Watts 150 Watts 120 Watts
Launch MSRP ref $2999 $1200 $1200 $599/$699 $379/$449 $249/$299

 Source: guru3D

Availability

Titan V is ideal for developers who want to use their PCs to do work in AI, deep learning and high performance computing.

Users of Titan V can gain immediate access to the latest GPU-optimized AI, deep learning and HPC software by signing up at no charge for an NVIDIA GPU Cloud account.

Priced at a staggering $2,999, Titan V is available to purchase only from the Nvidia stores in participating countries.

One final thing about Titan V. The GPU’s color in gold and black looks pretty cool!

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