NVIDIA calls new $3,000 Titan V 'world's most powerful GPU' for PCs

NVIDIA calls new $3,000 Titan V 'world's most powerful GPU' for PCs
NVIDIA calls new $3,000 Titan V 'world's most powerful GPU' for PCs

But while your mind may first wander to the world of gaming, that's not where NVIDIA is aiming this new beast. Sure, it will likely run laps around any game you throw at it, but NVIDIA sees the Titan V as a powerful tool for AI researchers and scientists.

Built on NVIDIA's Volta (opens in new tab) architecture, the Titan V packs a whopping 110 teraflops (TFLOPs) of power. For comparison, NVIDIA's GTX 1080 Ti (opens in new tab) can push 11.3 TFLOPs, and Microsoft touts the power of the Xbox One X's six TFLOPs. The Titan V is powered by 12GB of high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), 5,120 CUDA cores, and 21.1 billion transistors. NVIDIA has also included Tensor Cores, which it says are designed specifically for deep learning tasks. For the price, NVIDIA is also throwing in some deep learning and high-performance computing software with an NVIDIA GPU Cloud account.

"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 founder and CEO Jensen 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."

Though NVIDIA is clearly targeting the massive power of the Titan V at developers and researchers doing work in AI and deep learning, improvements brought the bear by the Volta architecture will certainly make their way down to gaming cards and chips at some point. That could be a big deal not only for power but for efficiency as well. NVIDIA claims that Volta doubles energy efficiency over its predecessor, Pascal, while "enabling dramatic boosts in performance in the same power envelope."

The Titan V is available now for $2,999 from the NVIDIA online store. It's certainly not for everyone, so have a look at our roundup of other best graphics cards that don't cost nearly as much.

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  • Wow.  Just.... wow.  That's some serious power.  I want to jam one in my CAD workstation, lol
  • But is it SLI capable?
  • I have no idea.  I know just enough about computers to get myself in trouble, lol.  I would never build my own machine, because it would probably catch fire.  But I can appreciate the potential of this card.  Though I'll likely never own one...
  • Yes, but the connector is much bigger. Se this picture: http://techbox.dennikn.sk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NVIDIA-Titan-V-05.jpg see the cutouts in the PCB at the top of the card that look like reversed 4 lane PCIE connectors. You can c=se the circuit coming from the GPU to those 2 connectors. Must be Nvidia new GPU interconnect to replace the old SLI setup that just doesn't have the bandwidth needed anymore. I forget what Nvidia calls it, read about it like a year ago. It's kind of like AMD's Hyperthreading, a direct chip to chip high speed connection.
  • There's no benefit for CAD. Unfortunately. At least not yet.
  • That sucks.  Not that I could afford one/convince my boss to buy one anyway.  It's like looking at Corvettes online....
  • Crypto currency mining? If I buy this gal for 3K + Ryzen Threadripper and I manage to put into a rig totaling $8K, Mine Crypto for couple of weeks and get 2-3 Coins, that is should be considered awesome return on investment (2.5 coins x $11K) of $28500 minus $8K rig and electricity cost (for good measure, call electric bill $500) net income = $22K in 2 weeks. I'll say forget those scientist.
    I might want to look into this, This is a huge 100+ TFLOOP computing horse power
  • Does cryptomining support neural network structure? I don't have any idea about it;")
  • Linus has made a good video about it. Check that
  • I don't think you can get 2-3 bitcoins that easily. Can you still even mine bitcoins?
  • What makes you think this can get you 2-3 coins in 2 weeks?
  • You don't need a fast CPU for mining. You need a CPU good enough to actually start the OS and that's about it.
  • People going bonkers on 110 TFLOPS ! 
    It is for AI/neural network stuff!
    But it is good for advertising it as a GPU for gaming and still keeping the 1080 series GPU at there on price rates!
    Nvidia will launch next gen GPU for gaming next year for sure! This one has lesser clock speeds, which is clear sign that it's not a gaming GPU;")
  • You take this GPU, pair it with an Intel Core i9, 64GB of RAM, and 10TBs of SSD storage. You'll be able to create virtual worlds that are unbelievable. The future is now!
  • 110tflops holy cow. Only 3k for that? If it has even half that power available for gaming just buy that and be done for years? What kind of power does this draw... 1200w power supply enough even?
  • It will not have 55tflops for gaming...so forget about this.
  • Now my weekend is sad. Thanks friend. Kidding! knew there had to be catch with something so cool.
  • Apparently it's got a TDP of 250 watts so a 1200w PSU will pull this and a top end rig easily.
  • Those 110 Tflops are kinda misleading, looking at the specs, 5120 cuda cores at 1455MHz, they show that it has 14.9Tflops.
  • But will it run Crysis?
  • finally. A worthy successor for the Titan Z Hydro Copper. Hoping for a water cooled variant
  • Just what I need for PUBG
  • Will it run in SLI?
  • The NVLink on the Titan V might be much better than SLI but I doubt the bridge will be marketed to most of us immediately because it's not developed for gaming yet.