Nvidia Launches Titan V, The World’s Most Powerful PC GPU With 110 TeraFLOPS Of Processing Power
Nvidia, the graphic processing unit pioneer, recently made a surprise announcement of their next-gen TITAN V graphics card at this week’s conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, which it claims to be the “most powerful” in PC history.
The new TITAN V card features 21.1 billion transistors that delivers 110 TFLOPs of raw horsepower. Besides rocking the latest 12nm Volta GPU architecture, the chip is designed to power AI and complex scientific simulations, offering as much as 9 times the performance of Nvidia’s previous-generation GPU and has “extreme energy efficiency”.
“What Nvidia is all about is building tools that advance computing so we can do things that would otherwise be impossible,” said Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual NIPS conference. “Our ultimate purpose is to build computing platforms that allow you to do groundbreaking work.”
He 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. 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.”
Based on the company’s latest Volta graphics architecture, the Titan V features six graphics processing clusters with 80 streaming multiprocessors for a total of 5,120 CUDA cores when operating in single-precision mode. It also packs 320 texture units and 640 Tensor Cores that are turned for deep learning performance up to 110 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPS), according to Nvidia’s internal testing.
The GPU itself is clocked at 1200MHz base up to 1,455MHz boost clock, 850MHz memory clock for a 1.7Gb/s data rate across a 3,072-bit memory bus to its 12GB of High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2) frame buffer, which is supported by a 4,608KB level 2 (L2) cache. This gives the card a total bandwidth of 652.8 GB/s which is way faster than the previous TITAN Xp. Despite such hefty specs, the card only requires an 8 and 6 pin power connector configuration to boot and comes in a 250W package.
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