NVIDIA TITAN V Video Card Gaming Review @ [H]

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    NVIDIA TITAN V Video Card Gaming Review

    What does $3,000 US buy you in terms of gaming performance on the PC in 2018? We are about to find out. We’ve got the Volta GPU powered NVIDIA TITAN V video card in-house, tested in thirteen games at 1440p and 4K, oh and we even overclocked it, just because.
     
  2. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    That's a hell of a performance improvement for the slightly less power draw!

    Thanks for another great review, [H]!
     
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    Enjoyed the review. Nuts how powerful this thing is. Would have been nice to see if the extra 4 threads of an 8700k would have made a difference at 1440p for some of these titles, but still greatly appreciated.
     
  4. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Well, you know, it would not be a HardOCP review if we did not leave the door wide open for someone to suggest how it could have been done better in the first 10 posts.
     
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  5. EVIL-SCOTSMAN

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    I dont game much now, mostly due to me having an evga 680gtx classified and not willing to part with £1000 for something that should be in the 4s or 500s.

    So Kyle what will it take to get that card from you, do you have a brother ?
     
  6. SilverSliver

    SilverSliver [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Thanks for the review. Thought about buying one but will wait for the Ti variant. Nothing I am playing is demanding enough where I am dissatisfied at 4k currently.
     
  7. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    Great review! That card is a beast and I hope the new gaming cards from NV can give us some better performance once the Tensor cores are reduced or eliminated.
     
  8. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    No brother here, but you might as Sparky since he loaned it to us.

    Thanks to our HardOCP Community member, Sparky, we had the opportunity to evaluate the very expensive $2,999.00 NVIDIA TITAN V video card, from a gaming perspective.
     
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  9. mashie

    mashie Mawd Gawd

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    So how many years do you need to mine with this card to pay back the $3k?
     
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    Aireoth Gawd

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    Damn, I got the upgrade itch and this might just be the salve I need. Maybe I can hold out for Volta GTX proper... maybe.
     
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  12. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    I think you'll be happier if you hold out. Less money and better performance is coming to the gaming series. IMO.
     
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    No doubt, but this is now :LOL:
     
  14. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    I definitely understand your itch. I suffer from the same malady myself.
     
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    Same here, consumer Volta needs to come here sooner than later.
     
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    Great review and that efficiency is amazing. Ncase M1 Titan V anyone? You can do it with even an SFX600 PSU! Really impressive.


    Well, I wonder how well games these days even USE more than 2-4 cores. I feel like they are still really limited by single core IPC performance and then do some offloading onto other cores but not for a really substantial difference which is why many titles still have MOAR CORE MOAR THREAD Ryzen chips well behind the Intel counterparts.

    Actually, I would love to see an article on it..
     
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    Kranium Limp Gawd

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    Very interesting stuff in this review. Another shout out to Sparky for loaning it to the [H] crew and making this review possible!
     
  18. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    Damn. $3K...

    I can't wait for the consumer models. Might be time to hold off. What was the typical wait time between the Titan and consumer models before? 3-6 months? I've been waiting lately, but it wasn't because I wanted to. Lack of cards and a huge markup. I'm cheap and only pay MSRP or less for a new card. It'll be nice to see the latest and greatest. Hopefully, they come with a nice performance boost for the cost.

    Does anyone here do any AI or high performance computing that would use this? How big of a difference does it make vs. older Titans?
     
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  19. xp3nd4bl3

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    They usually release the big GPU each generation as a Titan card shortly after the smaller one.

    • GK110 Titan after GK104 GTX 680
      • Succeeded by GK110 780Ti
    • GM200 Titan X after GM204 GTX 980
      • Succeeded by GM200 980Ti
    • GK102 Titan X (Pascal) after GK104 GTX 1080
      • Succeeded by GK102 1080Ti
    Since no smaller Volta GPU was ever released before the TITAN V and the Volta chip was never given a "G" in front of it, it stands to reason that Volta was never intended for the GeForce line and they likely won't have a GeForce version of the TITAN V. Or if "Volta" is coming to GeForce it will likely be as a smaller "GVx04" first, followed up by a larger "GVx02". Probably with less tensor cores per cluster compared to the V100 or no tensor cores at all.
     
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    Its new home:)
    Mr Titan Xp had to be evicted:(

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    Anybody know how much die space the tensor cores take up? That would help us get an idea of a theoretical maximum performance of a 12nm GeForce GPU with Volta-generation CUDA cores and no tensor cores.
     
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    So if you had to make an educated guess Kyle, do you think the 1180 or whatever they call it would be somewhere in the middle of the 1080ti and this one for performance?
     
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    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    The educated guess is that this is below the next gen GTX.

    Great write-up! Thanks Sparky for lending the GPGPU to the team.

    I could Google it, but I'm guessing this is a world first gaming review of this monster?

    Thanks for the content!
     
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  24. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Not even going there.
     
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    is nvidia going to make full turning here and name it gtx 2080 :coffee:

    :X3:
     
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    Great work as always guys. Props to Sparky for ponying up the sample. My one thought was: kingdom come ... new crysis? :p looks fun and I want in. T[H]anks boys
     
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    You know sparkys inbox is getting light up with people asking to “loan” the card to them!!

    3k for a gpu that’s not really a gaming gpu is a lot to swallow. Did I say I want one? Or two?

    I so need a new gpu...
     
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  28. Iratus

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    It's going to make me cry when I have to get some of these, or the v100 for my developers. It'll be like the modern version of the boss having the best laptop on principle. I have absolutely no need for it beyond gaming performance, but I want one. Same as I want an ASUS Sage Dual Xeon Rig.
     
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    But can it run crysis?
     
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    any chance of some VR testing with this card?
     
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    I've toyed with the idea of getting this card and sell my Vega FE's. Be done for good with a multi-card setup in my computer.
     
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    I wonder if tensor cores can be used for real time ray tracing like pcper's guess? Will be interesting to see what consumer Volta will bring now that nvidia has pretty much confirmed it. I bet it won't be long now.
     
  33. Kyle_Bennett

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    Sorry, already back with its owner and NVIDIA ignored my request when I asked for one at launch to borrow for a week for exactly that.
     
  34. Kyle_Bennett

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    I think that is a possibility for Tensor cores.
     
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    Part of me wishes I went with Titan V, but the DGX and it's 8 Volta are worth it.

    There are specific optimizations required to make full use of the Tensorcores of Volta, in my testing on apples to apples programs I've made without the optimizations, Tesla Volta can be slower than Tesla Pascal.
     
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  36. CaptNumbNutz

    CaptNumbNutz My Cannon Balls Sunk My Fail Ship

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    Let me guess. They are butthurt because you exposed GPP. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  37. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    No, this was months ago at launch. They did not want this marketed from a gaming angle at all then. And IIRC, at launch the drivers were not "right" for gaming as they are now.
     
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  38. GoodBoy

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    Fun review. But, can it mine?!?!

    lol, j/k
     
  39. Stoly

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    IIRC it can do like 80mhs on ETH. So at current rate/difficulty about 3 years.
     
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  40. Brent_Justice

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    I tend to agree with you, games are still about IPC, most games are optimized for 2-4 cores, having 2 more cores isn't (IMO) going to make any difference at lower resolutions, what would would be IPC/Clock speed. There are exceptions of course, some games handle threads better, some games may be better with 6 cores, but they are in the minority, others don't, but the rule of thumb I believe is still IPC and clock speed. I'm highly interested though in what Ryzen+ is going to bring. I'm interested in how gaming performance is improved from 1800X to 2700X.
     
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