Is it worth to wait for the Tensorflow Processing Units (TPU)?

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  1. frozen

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    Hello, I am considering to build a machine for deep learning and machine learning. As technology keeps changing, is there a big different in getting the machine now or wait until later of the year?

    I read an article mentioning about the Tensorflow Processing Units expected to come out later this year. Is it worth waiting? My current choice of GPU is GTX 1080 Ti. Perhaps one at the beginning and if needed add more later. Alternatively, just keep using the 1080 Ti until the next version comes out and I need more processing power
     
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  2. realtomatoes

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    if you need it now, that 1080Ti will do the job today. you can then decide on trading your gpu for a TPU when it comes out at an acceptable price and performance.
     
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    if you dont know if you need it, you dont.
     
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