Nvidia unveils new Titan V, the world's most powerful PC GPU


But at almost $3,000 it is really aimed at developers, researchers and companies that wish to create and power AI systems that tap into the parallel processing capabilities of GPU, helping them crunch through massive amounts of data more efficiently than central processing units would.

Nvidia has, rather surprisingly, unveiled its newest graphics card called the Titan V. As its name implies, Nvidia's new flagship graphics card is based off of the company's Volta architecture.

With 21.1 billion transistors delivering 110 teraflops of raw horsepower, the Titan V is said to be nine times as powerful as its predecessor, and way more energy efficient thanks to being based on Nvidia's Volta GPU architecture.

It's a chip that's meant for machine learning researchers, developers, and data scientists who want to be able to build and test machine learning systems on desktop computers. Power efficiency has reportedly been drastically improved with Volta as well; NVIDIA is claiming big performance gains, within the same power envelope as Pascal. The department that it shines in is AI calculations as it has 640 Tensor cores to perform the calculations and a total of 128 FLOPS of power to perform multiply and addition calculations.

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Microsoft recently launched the Xbox One X console for $500 that is the most powerful console in the world right now in terms of specs but Nvidia wouldn't allow the PC Master Race to sulk as the company has revealed a massive graphics card, the Titan V priced at $3000.

You can buy the new TITAN V from NVIDIA directly for $2999.

Given that the TITAN V is designed for use in research environments, don't expect to see an "enthusiast class" price on the card. We broke new ground with its new processor architecture, instructions, numerical formats, memory architecture and processor links", said NVIDIA 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", he added.