We've already covered some cryptocurrency mining scores of the $2,999 NVIDIA Titan V and now the first gaming benchmarks are starting to pop up. PC Perspective posted the first part of the site's review, which focuses entirely on gaming.
NVIDIA does not market the Titan V as a gaming card, the model features the same GPU as its Volta-based datacenter cards and is aimed at data science and other compute-heavy tasks. However, a lot of gamers are extremely curious about how Volta performs. The Titan V is the first Volta card with display outputs and various sites are rushing to get their reviews out as it may provide a clue about the gaming performance of NVIDIA's next-gen gaming cards.
On average, the Titan V delivers gaming performance that is 18-20 percent higher than the Titan Xp. In some games, like Hellblade, the performance jumps up to 38 percent. Compared with the GeForce GTX 1080, the difference is even larger.
Comparing it to the current top of the line gaming/not-gaming card you can purchase, the Titan Xp, our testing shows that the GV100 in this implementation is offering as much as 38% better gaming performance, with my reasonable average hovering in the 18-20% range. Hellblade was the best example of performance improvement, seeing a jump of 38% at 2560x1440 and 29% at 4K. Even Sniper Elite 4 and The Witcher 3 showed improvements in the 20% range, with no indications of concerns for frame time variance, etc.
If we lower the price of entry to comparison even further, say down to the GTX 1080, the Titan V is able to produce average frame rates that reach 80% better in some areas. Hellblade actually runs 97% faster on the Titan V than the GTX 1080!
The real question is still when we can expect the next generation of GeForce gaming cards from NVIDIA. The arrival of the Titan V was quite a surprise as we hadn't heard a single rumor about this card. There have been very little rumors about future NVIDIA architectures lately, at the moment we don't even know whether the firm has plans for Volta-based gaming cards. There's some speculation that the next GeForce line will be based on Ampere instead.