Nvidia has announced its new embedded development board called the Jetson TX2. This credit card-sized supercomputer is said to come with significant improvements compared to the older Jetson TX1 module, which was released last year.
One interesting new component that comes with the new Jetson TX2 board is Nvidia’s Pascal GPU (unspecified). This will, of course, cause the embedded board to perform significantly faster compared to the Maxwell-based Jetson TX1. In addition, the memory capacity of the Jetson TX2 is also larger at 8GB (58.4GBps). Improvements have also been done to the video encode and decode functionality of the Jetson TX2 – both of which will be capable of 2160p @ 60fps.
Besides that, the Jetson TX2 also features dual operating modes: Max-Q and Max-P. Maximum energy efficiency is possible in Max-Q mode, which apparently allows the board to consume merely 7.5W of power. Meanwhile, Max-P mode enables the board to churn out maximum performance whilst consuming less than 15W of power.
When it comes to pricing, Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 developer kit will have a retail price of US$599 (about RM2,663) and US$299 (around RM1,329) for students and educators. The Jetson TX2 module, on the other hand, will be priced at US$399 (about RM1,774) each for quantities above 1,000 units. Meanwhile, Nvidia’s older Jetson TX1 developer kit now comes at a new price of US$499 (approximately RM2,220).