It's a chip that's meant for machine learning researchers, developers, and data scientists who want to be able to build and test machine learning systems on desktop computers. Speaking of insanity, Nvidia has mentioned that the Titan V will come at a ludicrous price of US$2,999 (about RM12,222).
It seems like Nvidia announces the fastest GPU in history multiple times a year, and that's exactly what's happened again today; the Titan V is "the most powerful PC GPU ever created", in Nvidia's words.
Unlike the consumer-oriented Titan X and the Titan Xp, the new Titan V is all about compute performance and with a price set at USA $2,999, it could be a popular solution for researchers and scientists looking to use that AI/ML power of the Volta GPU.
"Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high performance computing and AI".
Nvidia notes that Titan V sports a major overhaul of the streaming multiprocessor at the heart of the card, and it's twice as energy-efficient as its Pascal predecessor. We broke new ground with its new processor architecture, instructions, numerical formats, memory architecture and processor links", said NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. "With TITAN V, we are putting Volta into the hands of researchers and scientists all over the world.
The Titan V is fabricated on a TSMC 12nm FinFet NVIDIA manufacturing process and guarantees 1.2 times delivered memory bandwidth. "I can't wait to see their breakthrough discoveries", Huang said.
While the Pascal architecture that powers Nvidia's GeForce 10-series gaming GPUs is far from showing any signs of age, the company has just released its first consumer product based on the next-gen Volta architecture.
The new TITAN V features 21.1 billion transistors, packs 110 TFLOPs of raw horsepower, and has "extreme energy efficiency". Meanwhile, clock speeds of the Nvidia Titan V is rated at 1200MHz (base) and 1455MHz (boost). The GTX 1080 still remains the best gaming GPUs available for the consumer.