NVIDIA Launches TITAN V "Volta" Graphics Card With 21 Billion Transistors

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Completely out of the blue, Nvidia just announced its new flagship graphics card, the TITAN V, the card is based on a "Volta" GV100 graphics processor. The card comes with 12 GB of HBM2 memory across a 3072-bit wide memory interface. 

The GPU is based on 5120 shader processors, 640 Tensor cores and gets 320 Texture units. It has a base clock of 1200 Mhz and a 1455 MHz boost clock. The 12 GB memory runs at 1.7 Gbps (three HBM2 4GB stacks). The card shows 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The display outputs show three DP and one HDMI connectors. The specs match the GV100 Tesla V100 for the bigger part. The card shows the regular vapor chamber cooler with a copper heatsink, the card has 16 power phases and gets a very sexy 250W TDP.



Interesting fact, there are no SLI fingers, instead, Nvidia seems to be using NVLink connections spotted at the top of the PCB. Priced at a staggering $2,999, the card is available only through the NVIDIA store. More info will follow will be added as it comes in. The Titan Volta marks a new era, it is NVIDIA's first HBM2-equipped prosumer graphics card available for the masses. Nvidia has not released any gaming performance related information, nor will they anytime soon. 

Reference GeForceTitan VTitan XpTitan X GTX 1080GTX 1070GTX 1060 
Die Size  (815mm²) (471mm²) (471mm²)      
GPU GV100-400-A1 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


Volta-Powered GPU Delivers 110 Teraflops of Deep Learning Horsepower — 9x Its Predecessor — to Researchers and Scientists
Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems — 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.

Announced by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual NIPS conference, TITAN V excels at computational processing for scientific simulation. Its 21.1 billion transistors deliver 110 teraflops of raw horsepower, 9x that of its predecessor, and extreme energy efficiency.

“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,” said Huang. “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.”

NVIDIA Supercomputing GPU Architecture, Now for the PC
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.

Free AI Software on NVIDIA GPU Cloud
TITAN V’s incredible power 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. This container registry includes NVIDIA-optimized deep learning frameworks, third-party managed HPC applications, NVIDIA HPC visualization tools and the NVIDIA TensorRT™ inferencing optimizer.

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