Nvidia has unveiled its latest product for the HPC (high-performance computing) market. The green company has now made a PCIe form factor variant of its insanely powerful Volta-based Tesla V100 GPU accelerator. Prior to this, the original Tesla V100 was only available in the SXM2 (Mezzanine) form factor.
When it comes to design, the new PCIe Tesla V100 GPU accelerator comes with a black and gold coloured cooler shroud. Interestingly, like other recent Tesla accelerators before it, the PCIe Tesla V100 uses passive cooling to keep its temperatures low. As expected, being a server-grade card, means that this GPU accelerator does not come with any video output ports.
Specification-wise, the differences between the SXM2 and PCIe variants of the Tesla V100 GPU accelerator is actually pretty small. These range from slightly lower boost clock speeds; lower FP16 (half-precision floating point) and FP32 (single-precision floating point) performance; lower Deep Learning compute (Tensor) performance; as well as a lower TDP rating. Other specifications of the PCIe Tesla V100 GPU accelerator remain the same compared to the SXM2 variant.
Unfortunately, Nvidia did not mention the pricing for its new PCIe Tesla V100 GPU accelerator. That said, the company did say that the HPC accelerator will be made available later this year. Also, for those who were wondering: no, this card cannot run Crysis.