Thursday, December 8th 2016

NVIDIA Announces TITAN V "Volta" Graphics Card

NVIDIA in a shock move, announced its new flagship graphics card, the TITAN V. This card implements the "Volta" GV100 graphics processor, the same one which drives the company's Tesla V100 HPC accelerator. The GV100 is a multi-chip module, with the GPU die and three HBM2 memory stacks sharing a package. The card features 12 GB of HBM2 memory across a 3072-bit wide memory interface. The GPU die has been built on the 12 nm FinFET+ process by TSMC. NVIDIA TITAN V maxes out the GV100 silicon, if not its memory interface, featuring a whopping 5,120 CUDA cores, 640 Tensor cores (specialized units that accelerate neural-net building/training). The CUDA cores are spread across 80 streaming multiprocessors (64 CUDA cores per SM), spread across 6 graphics processing clusters (GPCs). The TMU count is 320.

The GPU core is clocked at 1200 MHz, with a GPU Boost frequency of 1455 MHz, and an HBM2 memory clock of 850 MHz, translating into 652.8 GB/s memory bandwidth (1.70 Gbps stacks). The card draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include three DP and one HDMI connectors. With a wallet-scorching price of USD $2,999, and available exclusively through NVIDIA store, the TITAN V is evidence that with Intel deciding to sell client-segment processors for $2,000, it was a matter of time before GPU makers seek out that price-band. At $3k, the GV100's margins are probably more than made up for.
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135 Comments on NVIDIA Announces TITAN V "Volta" Graphics Card

#1
xkm1948
$3000, Guess this is what happens with no real competition from the red, or the blue.
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lynx29
xkm1948 said:
$3000, Guess this is what happens with no real competition from the red, or the blue.
I'll bet you 0.1 Bitcoin they still sell out within the first week. Lot of rich people in this world my friend. I doubt they are doing mass scale production on these things, probably just enough they know they will sell out. Marketing and data mining pay off in big ways these days.
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xkm1948
lynx29 said:
I'll bet you 0.1 Bitcoin they still sell out within the first week. Lot of rich people in this world my friend. I doubt they are doing mass scale production on these things, probably just enough they know they will sell out. Marketing and data mining pay off in big ways these days.
Ok I will take those old Titan Xp and Xs off their hands. $300 about right? :D
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#4
Upgrayedd
$3K?? ... Double the price of last gen. Is it the HBM2, can't be. Is it the Tensor cores? Will a Non-Tensor version be significantly cheaper?
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#5
Xzibit
Wonder if this means anything like the cores are specialized for SP

Nvidia
CUDA Cores (single precision) 5120
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#6
Chaitanya
After having sold crippled titans at exhorbitant prices now nvidia has decided to sell full core at even worse prices. Guess there are too many suckers in the world to justify these prices. At this rate dont expect x70 or x60 to come at last gen prices.
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#7
cucker tarlson
Holy smokes.
If I had $3K to drop, I wouldn't think twice. Wait for the reviews, this thing is gonna perform in TXp SLI range.

People who bought two of those pimpire Titans must be furious, nvidia stikes back with a fully enabled TXV a few weeks later.
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#8
ViperXTR
does it have async compute yet? :V
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#9
evernessince
lynx29 said:
I'll bet you 0.1 Bitcoin they still sell out within the first week. Lot of rich people in this world my friend. I doubt they are doing mass scale production on these things, probably just enough they know they will sell out. Marketing and data mining pay off in big ways these days.
Dude, less than 1% of the population has that kind of spare change and it doesn't mean they want to spend it on a graphics card. If they do sell out it's because they only had a handful to begin with.
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#10
evernessince
cucker tarlson said:
Holy smokes.
If I had $3K to drop, I wouldn't think twice. Wait for the reviews, this thing is gonna perform in TXp SLI range.

People who bought two of those pimpire Titans must be furious, nvidia stikes back with a fully enabled TXV a few weeks later.
Just a note, this is the biggest Volta GPU Nvidia has (GV100).
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#11
lynx29
evernessince said:
Dude, less than 1% of the population has that kind of spare change and it doesn't mean they want to spend it on a graphics card. If they do sell out it's because they only had a handful to begin with.
World's population maybe, not first world countries. That being said did you read everything I said? With marketing and data mining, they know how many to make that will borderline still make sure it sells out. So your statement was agreeing with me I guess.
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#12
evernessince
lynx29 said:
World's population maybe, not first world countries. That being said did you read everything I said? With marketing and data mining, they know how many to make that will borderline still make sure it sells out. So your statement was agreeing with me I guess.
Oh boy, if you think a $3,000 Nvidia video card is going to beat a gaggle of RX 580s in mining then you just speaking out your butt. There is no universe in which this Volta GPU will beat 15 RX 580s in mining, especially considering AMD has a large performance advantage in that category. One RX 580 alone gets around a GTX 1080s performance in mining. Also, da fuq does "marketing" have to do with video cards?

Please proof read your comments and study up on mining.
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#13
ppn
Yeah but GDDR6 will offer 16gbit densities double of todays 8gbit amounting to 12GB on a single sided 384 bit card. Imagine so next Ti card will have 24GB at least, 48 if double sided. And 672GB/s bandwidth 14Ghz GDDR6 is also feasible. SO it is a big no-no. They are just dumping the old tech quick.
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#14
ensabrenoir
....total status symbol /epeen/ mines bigger than yours /bow before me peasants type move.....(they will sell out in like 5 minutes). The mere mortals among us will simply wait for the 1180ti....or something.

....oh my....who will be the first to cop a pair of these in sli (totally epic) .... Jayz 2 cents or linus,
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#15
RejZoR
ViperXTR said:
does it have async compute yet? :V
It supports PhysX, what else do you want, you ungrateful bastard! XD
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#16
lynx29
evernessince said:
Oh boy, if you think a $3,000 Nvidia video card is going to beat a gaggle of RX 580s in mining then you just speaking out your butt. There is no universe in which this Volta GPU will beat 15 RX 580s in mining, especially considering AMD has a large performance advantage in that category. One RX 580 alone gets around a GTX 1080s performance in mining. Also, da fuq does "marketing" have to do with video cards?

Please proof read your comments and study up on mining.
You misread what I said... data mining and marketing have nothing to do with Bitcoin mining, I never said anything about Bitcoin or Crypto mining, I specifically said, with all the data mining and marketing in the world today, companies know how many products to make for the amount of population capable of buying it... its the first thing you learn in 101 Econ class, and its true more than ever now thanks to data mining.
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#17
the54thvoid
ViperXTR said:
does it have async compute yet? :V
Hope not, it would put AMD to shame...



What you want to allude to is its lack of DP compared to AMD. But Volta is an AI design, the tensor cores will be useless for consumers not doing that work.
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#18
ratirt
Titan V nice. Wonder how many titans there will be with Volta architecture.
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#19
TheGuruStud
How many dozens will be available next year? There's still jack for HBM2 to go around and they're trying to stock pile for Quadros.

Good luck. Also, are those clocks a joke? I can't see anyone upgrading to this.
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#20
ZoneDymo
ill await the Star Wars edition thank you very much, it better cost at least 4000 dollars, not this plebeian mere 3000 puh!
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#21
punani
Any tests out as of now ? Even if totally silly and i would never get/afford one, still would love to see how it compares
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#22
Ubersonic
evernessince said:
Oh boy, if you think a $3,000 Nvidia video card is going to beat a gaggle of RX 580s in mining then you just speaking out your butt.
He doesn't, you just misread his post.
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#23
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Just 6+8 pin power!

Oh boy.....AMD what is your answer?
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#24
Liviu Cojocaru
I guess this means that Volta (2080 or 1180) will be around 1000$ ... or maybe not. I would like to see some benchmarks for this card :)
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#25
Markosz
Why do people think that video cards are for gaming only...
This thing has freakin Tensor cores, meant for deep neural networks.
I am pretty sure this is still the cheapest solution for dedicated machine learning card, as I am not able to find any Google TPU for sale. So researchers will cash out this amount without thinking, atleast until AMD Instinct arrives.
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