8 December 2017 - 21:30

Nvidia's new $3,000 graphics card is "the most powerful" GPU on the market

It's more for research and machine learning rather than games, though.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Once again Nvidia has another extremely powerful graphics card ready for market.

The card was announced Dec. 8 at the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference in Long Beach, California. And that's because the Titan V PC GPU is built for consumer-level computational processing—meaning machine and AI learning. It's the first time Nvidia's Volta GPU architecture is available in a consumer graphics card.

"Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high performance computing and AI," Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in a statement. "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 claims the Titan V can deliver 110 teraflops of horsepower with its 21.1 billion transistors—that's nine times the teraflops of its predecessor.

Titan V is available immediately for purchase, but it'll cost you $3,000. So while this GPU may be billed as a consumer product, it's not necessarily that. Instead, it looks ideal for those who need a GPU that can handle tons of computational processing—rather than for gaming.

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