Today's episode features special guest Denver Jetson

Subject: Processors | March 14, 2017 - 03:17 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, JetsonTX1, Denver, Cortex A57, pascal, SoC

Amongst the furor of the Ryzen launch the NVIDIA's new Jetson TX2 SoC was quietly sent out to reviewers and today the NDA expired so we can see how it performs.  There are more Ryzen reviews below the fold, including Phoronix's Linux testing if you want to skip ahead.  In addition to the specifications in the quote, you will find 8GB of 128-bit LPDDR4 offering memory bandwidth of 58.4 GB/s and 32GBs of eMMC for local storage.  This Jetson is running JetPack 3.0 L4T based off of the Linux 4.4.15 kernel.  Phoronix tested out its performance, see for yourself.

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"Last week we got to tell you all about the new NVIDIA Jetson TX2 with its custom-designed 64-bit Denver 2 CPUs, four Cortex-A57 cores, and Pascal graphics with 256 CUDA cores. Today the Jetson TX2 is shipping and the embargo has expired for sharing performance metrics on the JTX2."

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Source: Phoronix

March 14, 2017 | 10:37 PM - Posted by willmore

Yeah, they didn't quite make the power or speed goals they claimed. Good improvement, though.

March 15, 2017 | 04:45 AM - Posted by JohnGR

With Nvidia failing in the mobile market, smartphones and tablets, I was expecting them to move Tegra to the mini PCs and desktops. Instead they moved it to autonomus cars. While they are doing a great work there, this little thing could be an excellent little HTPC/gaming system for the living room, if it was priced right.

And that's where Nvidia's biggest problem is. They just REFUSE to create something excellent and low cost at the same time. There biggest nightmare is a product that has low profit margins. Pity.

In any case, Nvidia needs to move Tegra to the desktop at some time in the future. With Microsoft running Windows on Snapdragons, probably this time is not far away. AMD is coming back to life and with the new Zen based APUs the remaining low cost GPU market will be totally erased. Tegras could be the answer for Nvidia, or they will end up selling only hi end graphics cards.

March 15, 2017 | 07:57 AM - Posted by willmore

They had volume success with *one* tegra part and they don't seem to want to do that again. I wonder if it was a bad experience for them? You'd think being in a Nexus tablet would have been a positive experience.

I've got four T3's in my house.

March 15, 2017 | 08:10 AM - Posted by Mike S. (not verified)

They hit volume with the Nintendo Switch, right? And the Shield TV console?

March 15, 2017 | 12:57 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It is to underpowered to be excellent at anything. Pentium G4620 is at least twice the CPU and comparable GPU performance. You can easily build passive HTPC with it.