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Nvidia’s Titan V is a beastly $2999 Volta GPU that’s the ‘most powerful’ in PC history

Nvidia Titan V Revealed: Specs, price, release date and all you need to know

Nvidia seems to have outdone itself again, unveiling a new GPU that it claims is the “most powerful” in PC history. Here’s what you really need to know about the Nvidia Titan V and its performance capabilities. 

Nvidia has announced the most powerful graphics card already this year with the GTX 1080 Ti, but the Titan V marks a major step forward for the GPU giant, as it’s the first consumer-level product to be based on the firm’s new Volta architecture.

Before you get too excited, though, it’s worth noting that this particular leap forward will set you back: it’s priced at an eye-watering $2999, which works at around £2300 in a direct dollar to pound exchange.

But oh my, those specs…

The Titan V is made of up no less than 21.1 billion transistors and is capable of reaching 110 teraflops of power. You don’t need to be a graphics card nerd to know how ridiculous that is for a consumer GPU. Let’s just put that into a little context. The Xbox One X, which is the most powerful console we’ve ever seen and can comfortably handle 4K, has six teraflops of power.

All that power isn’t there to just run PUBG at 12,000 FPS. The Titan V is aimed at machine learning and running complex simulations rather than offering prettier lighting effects.

Elsewhere, there’s a whopping 12GB of HBM2 memory, 5120 CUDA cores and 640 additional “tensor cores” specifically designed for deep learning. The base clock speed is up to 1200MHz, while boost clocking can see you reach 1455MHz, according to the company.

“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. 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,” Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in a statement announcing the product’s launch.

As you can probably tell, the Titan V – while billed as a consumer product – isn’t necessarily aimed at your average PC gamer. Rather, it’s designed with AI processing and other high-performance computing tasks in mind, though the hope is obviously that it’s the first step to seeing Volta trickle down to more affordable cards.

Available in select markets from today in the snazzy gold and black flavour you see above, orders are currently limited to two per customer and UK-specific pricing is still to be confirmed.

Check out the launch video for a further taste of what the Titan V has to offer.

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