NVIDIA Tesla V100 tested: near unbelievable GPU power

NVIDIA's new Volta-based Tesla V100 tested, and holy balls is it fast.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Sep 17 2017 9:52 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

AMD might have just launched their new Vega GPU architecture with a slew of Vega-based products (Radeon Vega, Radeon RX Vega, Radeon Pro WX, and Radeon Instinct) but the real king is NVIDIA's now months-old Volta GPU architecture.

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We don't hear much about NVIDIA's Volta GPU architecture because it's still a while out from finding its way into consumer GeForce graphics cards, but the supercomputer/AI/deep learning markets are now receiving their new Volta-based Tesla V100 accelerators which means... BENCHMARK TIME!

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First off, let's look at the difference between the previous-gen Pascal-based Tesla P100 and the new Volta-based Tesla V100. Starting off with 12x more deep learning training performance, with 10 TFLOPs on P100 up to a freakin' is-it-real 120 TFLOPs of 'DL training' on V100.

NVIDIA has some huge memory bandwidth numbers on Tesla V100 as well, with 900GB/sec available - up from 720GB/sec on Tesla P100. NVLINK 2.0 is also featured, throwing the internal bandwidth up from 160GB/sec to a huge 300GB/sec (1.9x) while we have 10MB of L1 cache, up from 1.3MB on Tesla P100 (7.7x increase).

The new NVIDIA Tesla V100 has been tested on single-core Geekbench 4 compute tests, with an out-of-this-world score of 743,537... the next one close to that is the P100-based system with just 320,031 in comparison.

Even HP's impressive Z8 G4 workstation PC is only capable of 278,706 points, and that system rocks 9 x PCIe slots with Quadro GP100 cards inside.

All-in-all, NVIDIA's new Tesla V100 is a compute MONSTER and nothing else on the market begins to compete. AMD is radically behind here, until their new Vega-based Radeon Instinct graphics cards begin shipping - NVIDIA continues to reign supreme.

NEWS SOURCE:wccftech.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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