Volta VRAM increased to 32 GiB HBM2, dual Volta cards linked with NVlink2

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    At today's keynote session at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/, Jensen announced a revision to the GV100 that doubles the RAM to 32GiB of HBM2 per GPU, and added a dual Volta GPU cards linked by NVlink2.

    Also announced a new high end GPU at the bargain price of $399K - with the tagline of "the more you buy, the more you save".

    (edit - originally thought that it was two V100 chips on one card - Jensen wasn't clear when referring to the "dual volta" that it was two cards)
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    My thought process:

    Wow, $399 IS a bargain price for high end GPUs!

    Wait, what's that "K" at the end?​
     
  3. AidenShaw, Mar 27, 2018
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    The added $398.5K gets you 81,920 CUDA cores, 2 petaFLOPs of tensor performance, and 512 GiB of HBM2 RAM. ;)

    All we need is an AMD fan to claim that Vega40 will be even better, based on something the dark net guy said.
     
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    Vega40 will make a supernova of heat then burn down the local power lines :D
    burn bright and fast

    GV100 looks fancy but i dont even know what it will be used for?
     
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    How does it mine Ether?
     
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    "However, two important groups of people were left virtually unmentioned by Huang. Gamers, and cryptocurrency miners. Outside of the possibility of interest in the GDX-2 as a powerhouse mining rig, gamers and miners are as in the dark as they were yesterday."

    Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-gtc-gamers/
     
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    It's the same Volta GPU that we had on Monday - but with more memory and some NVlink multi-GPU configs.
     
  8. beaker7 macrumors 6502a

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    Where was this? I only saw Quadro GV100 which is basically the Quadro version of the Titan-V, with 32GB, ECC, and NVLink. And also the Teslas were bumped to 32GB.
     
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    well they dont need to make a new gpu for miners, there costs must be down and they seem to sell every one so no real need to push it for consumers id gess.

    kind of sad to see where ATI is at the mo :( they seem to be behind so far (not that it seems to matter with every card selling but if some one pulls out a ASIC for GPU coins then will be fun to watch)

    (im shore i saw a new's item about a new ASIC for gpu coins but cant find the story now)
     
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  12. Asgorath macrumors 68000

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    GTC is not a gaming (or cryptocurrenty) focused conference. It's no surprise that NVIDIA focused on their high-performance computing stuff in the keynote, just like they have at every other GTC. If you want to see what NVIDIA has been doing for gamers, take a look at the stuff from the Game Developer's Conference (GDC), especially all the raytracing stuff.

    The company that makes Bitcoin ASICs has announced they have an Ethereum ASIC coming this year, which should result in a significant drop in demand for consumer GPUs from the cryptocurrency folks.
     
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    I am really excited to see the new RTX series they have coming out, and more developers utilizing DX12 features.
     
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    Add $600.00 for the NVLink ! :p


    Bummer.... Limit 5 per customer . :confused:

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    Totally! I guess I was just hopeful something would happen with how bad the market is. I've been trying to buy a 1080 for like 8 months! lol.
     
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    I got a brand new EVGA FTW 1080 for under 400 brand new, and then paid 200 to upgrade to a 1080 TI around the time that GPUs started to jump ridiculously high. Idk how I got so lucky.
     
  18. AidenShaw thread starter macrumors P6

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    I've been finding them....

    1080ti-3.jpg
     
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    Dammit, no location data in the EXIF. ;)
     
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    I bet you'd sell them for a clean 2k USD! Capitalism...
     
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    Since you are always stay with the high end hardware. Just in case, if you already consider the 1080Ti are the e-waste, please let us know. I am sure lots of us willing to clear all the waste for you for free :D
     
  23. AidenShaw, Mar 29, 2018
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    I'm working to procure a couple of dozen Titan V or Tesla/Quadro V100 cards. When they arrive, however, they'll push the 1080ti cards into systems that now have Maxwell cards.

    I may have a bunch of 980ti cards to sell.
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    I run all images through a privacy filter....

    But, it's around 37° N 122° W - which you could have guessed from my location.

    And +1 for a clever reply.
     

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