Nvidia has unveiled the Jetson TX1, a 64-bit ARM “supercomputer on a module” that’s roughly the size of a credit card.
The Nvidia Jetson TX1 board utilizes a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A57. ARM processors are widely believed to be inferior to x86 processors in terms of performance, but the Jetson TX1 claims to surpass the high-end Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake in certain scenarios. Running a version of the Linux operating system, the Jetson TX1 is aimed for people who want to develop smart devices and autonomous machines. It’s made with deep learning in mind—think of computers with the ability to perceive the environment that’s on par with or even better than the human capacity.
Features of the Nvidia Jetson TX1 include 4GB of RAM, 16GB onboard flash storage and 1024-GFLOP Maxwell graphics (with 256 CUDA cores). Connectivity options include a 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and gigabit Ethernet port.
Developers who want early access to the Nvidia Jetson TK1 and its full development kit can pre-order for $600 (approx. Php28,250). Shipment begins on November 16. Public release date is slated for Q1 2016 for $300.