|Release date||December 7, 2017|
Titan V CEO Edition
Volta, an Nvidia-developed GPU microarchitecture codename, succeeds Pascal and was announced as a future roadmap ambition in March 2013. The architecture is named after Alessandro Volta, the Italian physicist, chemist, and inventor of the electrical battery.
The Pascal-based GP100 chip was released on 20 June 2016, and the Volta-based GV100 chip was released on 21 June 2017. It is the first chip to feature Tensor cores, specially designed cores that have superior deep learning performance over regular CUDA cores.
Architectural improvements of the Volta architecture include the following:
- CUDA Compute Capability 7.0
- High Bandwidth Memory 2
- NVLink 2.0: a high-bandwidth bus between the CPU and GPU, and between multiple GPUs. Allows much higher transfer speeds than those achievable by using PCI Express; estimated to provide 25 Gbit/s per lane. (Disabled for Titan V)
- Tensor cores: A tensor core is a unit that multiplies two 4×4 FP16 matrices, and then adds a third FP16 or FP32 matrix to the result by using fused multiply–add operations, and obtains an FP32 result that could be optionally demoted to an FP16 result. Tensor cores are intended to speed up the training of neural networks.
- PureVideo Feature Set I hardware video decoding
- Nvidia RTX
Nvidia officially announced the Volta microarchitecture as part of the Tesla V100 product announcement on May 10, 2017. The Volta GV100 GPU is built on a 12 nm process size using HBM2 memory with 900 GB/s of bandwidth.
Nvidia officially announced the Quadro GV100 on March 27, 2018.
|Model||Launch||Code Name (s)||Fab
|Bus Interface||Core config||SM
|Clock speeds||Fillrate||Memory||Processing power (GFLOPS)||TDP
|NVLink 2 Support||Launch Price|
|Nvidia Titan V||December 7, 2017||GV100-400-A1||12||21.1||815||PCIe 3.0 ×16||5120:320:96||640||80||6||4.5||1200||1455||1696||139.7?||384||12||652.8||HBM2||3072||13,800||6,900||27,600||250||No||$2,999|
|Nvidia Quadro GV100||March 27, 2018||GV100-???-A1||5120:320:128||6||1132||1628||185.2||463||32||870||4096||14,800||7,400||29,600||Yes||$8,999|
|Nvidia Titan V CEO Edition||N/A||GV100-???-A1||1200||1450?||195.8?||489.6?||900?||15,700?||7,800?||31,000?||Yes||N/A|
Volta is also reported to be included in the Summit and Sierra supercomputers, used for GPGPU compute. The Volta GPUs will connect to the POWER9 CPUs via NVLink 2.0, which is expected to support cache coherency and therefore improve GPGPU performance.
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