NVIDIA TITAN V Review Part 2: Compute Performance
Workstation Applications and Cryptocurrency Mining
SPECviewperf 12 is a benchmarking application centered around workstation graphics performance. Both OpenGL and DirectX performance is measured by the various workloads or "viewsets."
While across the board, the Titan V is among the fastest GPUs the different applications included in the SPECviewperf suite, the margin from the Titan Xp to Titan V is small to nonexistent.
Given the recent move from NVIDIA to unlock more professional application performance in the TITAN-level video cards, the Titan Xp has become a much more competitive graphics card in these applications. It's unlikely that the Titan V has the same optimized pathways for these applications in the driver since we have yet to see a Quadro product with the V100 GPU.
Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. As of today, the project is using the idle resources of personal computers owned by volunteers from all over the world. Thousands of people contribute to the success of this project.
Despite the very similar performance of the Titan V and Titan Xp in a single-precision workload for Folding@Home, the Titan V far and away outperforms every other GPU on double-precision workloads.
While mining applications aren't yet optimized for the new Volta architecture, we went ahead and ran the benchmark mode of the AwesomeMiner application to give a rough idea of the current hash rate you can expect across a wide variety of cryptocurrency algorithms. These results are likely just the start, with no tuning or overclocking done.
A quick check of Claymore for Ethereum mining shows the Titan V to run around 80% faster than both the Titan Xp and the Vega 64, pulling in around 70 MH/s.