NVIDIA rolled out its new Volta-based card for Quadro and named it as Quadro GV100. This card is the successor to the 2017 Quadro GP100 and by announcing the Volta card it introduces the Volta architecture to the Quadro family.
NVIDIA GPU lines focus on graphics and compute but in last couple of years Quadro family sits in between the graphics and compute. The announcing of Quadro GV100 bring a more powerful Quadro GV100 which in turn looking to maintain the status quo with better graphics performance. This announcement does not give any information about whether Quadro GP100 will be discontinued or not. The Quadro GV100 is the de facto replacement for NVIDIA’s last generation Big Pascal card.
The card is 14.8 TFLOPs single precision performance. It works out to a fully-enabled GV100 GPU which is clocked at 1.45GHz. This is only behind Tesla V100 and is ahead of PCIe variant. The Quadro GV100 comes with 32GB of ECC-protected HBM2.
The card also includes NVIDIA’s tensor cores which are fully enabled. Tensor cores are not applicable in all situations but with some professional visualization scenarios in NVIDIA, it expects to be of value. The Quadro GV100 comes with 2 NVLink connectors which mean a pair of cards can be installed and the user can enjoy the interface with low latency data transfers, remote memory access, and memory pooling.
The GV100 is the only Quadro card in NVIDIA ecosystem which uses Volta architecture and the only card to support hardware raytracing acceleration via NVIDIA RTX technology. The GV100 has dropped the Gp100’s DVI port and it has a pure 4× DisplayPort 1.4 setup. It also has standard Quadro Sync and Stereo connectors for synchronized refresh and quad-buffering stereo. The expected cost of the card is $5000.