Nvidia released its $3000 GTX Titan V graphics card last year with its target markets including science labs and enterprise level rendering. Reportedly, a memory bug has affected the card, that is causing it to produce ambiguous and error-filled scientific simulation workloads.
Is Volta Architecture Legit?
The Volta architecture was sported in most of the professional versions of Nvidia’s graphics cards and was also probably the most criticized version because of its high price tag! Being the most powerful discrete graphics card on the market, there were a lot of expectations from the Titan V but it seems like the card isn’t consistent in producing results under specific conditions.
What Appears to Be The Problem?
According to the engineering experts, the issue is believed to be due to a ‘Memory Design Flaw.’ The Titan V’s hardware has been squeezed to its limits to render the results of which, the card wasn’t actually capable. To justify the price tag, Nvidia has been claiming to have produced something out of this world but as the time is passing and the card has been put in the real-life scenarios, the flaws are emerging as a key hindrance in the path of scientific simulations.
On the other hand, Nvidia is reluctant in admitting the fact and has responded with a short response:
All of our GPUs add correctly. Our Tesla line, which has ECC [error-correcting code memory], is designed for these types of large-scale, high-performance simulations. Anyone who does experience issues should contact [email protected]