Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, introduced a new Quadro GV100 workstation GPU during the company’s annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this year. As its namesake would suggest, the new Quadro is powered by the latest Volta architecture, making it the second Volta-powered card after the TITAN V.
More importantly, it is also the only card on the market that is capable of powering NVIDIA’s RTX Technology, which the company had announced during GDC 2018. What this means is that the card is able to calculate, determine, and execute ray tracing in real-time, enabling professionals such as game developers and movie studios to create scenes with an extra depth of realism.
Specs-wise, the card comes with 32GB of HBM2, which can be scaled up to 64GB through multiple Quadro GV100 via NVIDIA’s NVLink interconnect technology. In terms of its performance, all that GPU memory is capable of delivering up to 7.4 teraflops of double-precision calculations, 14.8 teraflops of single-precision calculations, and up to 118.5 teraflops of deep learning power.
The card will also be able to take advantage of NVIDIA’s OptiX AI-denoiser; a built-in feature of NVIDIA RTX, and is capable of rendering projects 100 times faster than CPUs in real-time, and virtually noise free.
The NVIDIA Quadro GV100 is already available at NVIDIA’s official site, but starting April, the card will be available via its workstation manufacturing partners Dell EMC, HP, Lenovo, and Fujitsu.
(Source: NVIDIA Blog)