Nvidia’s just dropped a bit of a bomb, revealing the new Nvidia Titan V, the new most powerful graphics card in the world. It’s the first consumer-grade GPU to be built on the Volta architecture, offering unparalleled compute performance. As of 2017, The Nvidia Titan V is the fastest consumer graphics card in the world.

The Titan V has 5120 CUDA Cores and, for the first time ever, 640 Tensor Cores dedicated to AI and Deep Learning. The core clock speed is 1200MHz and the boost clock speed is 1455MHz. The GPU itself is f-ing huge, sitting on an 815 mm2 die.

Nvidia's Titan V also has a hefty 12GB of HBM2 memory on a 3072-bit memory interface, offering total memory bandwidth of 653GB/s. That’s versus 12GB GDDR5X on the previous Titan XP, which offers memory bandwidth of 547GB/s.

Nvidia’s big selling point is the 110 TFLOPs of Tensor Performance, which it claims is 9x faster than the previous generation. For now, that’s kind of unimportant in gaming terms. In reality, it offers 13.8 TFLOPs of single-precision compute and 6.9 TFLOPs double-precision compute. The Titan XP offered 12.1 TFLOPS single-precision and 0.38 TFLOPs double precision.

The whole thing is encased a pretty snazzy new gold shroud with vapour chamber cooling and 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI video output.

  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Nvidia Titan XP Nvidia Titan V
GPU GP102 GP102 GV100
Process Node 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 12nm
Transistor Count 12 Billion 12 Billion 21 Billion
CUDA Cores 3584 3840 5120
Tensor Cores None None 640
Single Precision 11.3 TFLOPs 12.1 TFLOPs 13.8 TFLOPs
Double Precision 0.35 TFLOPs 0.38 TFLOPs 6.9 TFLOPs
Memory Interface 352-bit bus 352-bit bus 3072-bit bus
Memory Bandwidth 484 GB/s 547 GB/s 653 GB/s
TDP 250W 250W 250W
Power Connector One 8-pin, One 6-pin One 8-pin, One 6-pin One 8-pin, One 6-pin
Release Date 10th March 2017 6th April, 2017 8th December, 2017
Price $699 $1199 $2999

“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 Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun 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.”

Naturally, a graphics card like this doesn’t come cheap, and Nvidia has slapped a frankly obscene $2999 price tag on the Nvidia Titan V. It’s available to buy right now directly from Nvidia if you happen to have three grand burning a hole in your wallet. Considering the $2999 price point, the Titan V is undoubtedly aimed more at the compute market than general consumers and gamers. If you’re eager for the next-generation of gaming-focused GPUs, they can’t be all that far away now.

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