Now, NVIDIA is ready to unleash a completely new GPU aimed at researchers and scientists, the TITAN V. The card was fittingly announced at the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) in Long Beach, California.
The buyers, who are willing to pay an earthshattering price of $2,999 for Titan V, will get access to Nvidia's latest GPU-optimized AI, deep learning and HPC software. According to the company, the TITAN V's redesigned Tensor Cores, which feature independent parallel integer and floating-point data paths, help to fuel a whopping 9x uplift in raw horsepower compared to the TITAN Xp, coming in at a dizzying 110 TFLOPs for Deep Learning workloads. It represents a more significant leap than most products that have made that claim, however, as it's the first consumer-grade GPU based around Nvidia's new Volta architecture. It doubles the energy efficiency of the previous generation Pascal™ design, enabling dramatic boosts in performance in the same power envelope.
"Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high performance computing and AI. I can't wait to see their breakthrough discoveries", Huang said. "With TITAN V, we are putting Volta into the hands of researchers and scientists all over the world".
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.
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The Titan V is available today and is limited to two per customer. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.