It finally reached the Hardware.Info-test lab last week: the first Nvidia Volta video card. The Titan V is extreme in all respects - certainly in terms of price. How ultimate are the performance of this 2700 pound video card and what does it tell us about what we can expect from future, more affordable Volta babies?
Since the first Titan in 2013,the Titan series has been the first to feature the performance of a new generation of video cards. In a way, the Titan V is the first Volta card to fit in that row, but this time there are a number of different things.
First of all, of course, there is the price. Whereas the Titans in recent years usually had a recommended price of about 1000 to 1300 pounds, the Titan V has a price tag of no less than 2700 pounds. In recent years, however, the Titans also became more and more a gaming card, because they started to look less and less like business Quadros and Teslas and more like normal GeForce models. The Titan Xp was even based on the GP102 chip, from which all the business features of the GP100 were stripped.
With the Titan V, Nvidia is bridging the gap between their business and private series. Titan V is based on the full GV100 GPU, which means that the performance of scientific software is much better than that of the previous Titans. Moreover, Titan V uses HBM2 memory, which of course we know from AMD's Vega's, but Nvidia has not applied it to consumer cards before.
In this article we take a dive into the Nvidia Volta architecture and of course present you all the benchmark scores of the Titan V. Because we can already tell you: it's faster than a GTX 1080 Ti, that's for sure! However, we don't just stick to gaming, we also looked at how Titan V stands up to the mining of various popular cryptocoins and for business use. Finally, we couldn't resist looking at how far we can overclock Nvidia's extremely expensive top model...