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  • NVIDIA Unveils $59 USD Raspberry Pi Competitor With Jetson Nano 2GB

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Unveils $59 USD Raspberry Pi Competitor With Jetson Nano 2GB

    Last year NVIDIA announced the Jetson Nano at $99 USD as their lowest-priced ARM SBC board to date focused on inference, robotics, and other GPU-accelerated tasks in a small, low-power form factor. The Jetson Nano at $99 USD is already significantly cheaper than the other numerous Jetson boards over the past several years while now today they are introducing a $59 board.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=29566

  • #2
    With ARM DevSummit opening tomorrow, no doubt this announcement gives Jensen Huang one more thing he can mention during his fireside chat (although the acquisition and the promised benefits will likely be the focus).

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    • #3
      vote with your wallet, and buy hardware with OPEN Source Linux drivers and preferably register level specification.

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      • #4
        meh...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rene View Post
          vote with your wallet, and buy hardware with OPEN Source Linux drivers and preferably register level specification.
          AFAIK raspberry still fails at that hurdle with a blob for initializing the Board-controller?

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          • #6
            A decent GPU (for the form factor) coupled with a underwhelming CPU. 128 CUDA cores at 920MHz is I think 235 GFLOPS, around 4-5x higher than the Raspberry Pi.

            But it's the Pi that is behind, the GPU hasn't improved significantly in 8 years (maybe 2x performance, when the CPU is at least 10x).

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            • #7
              So it's
              • More expensive
              • Less ram
              • Much larger
              • 60% heatsink
              • Nvidia gpu
              Competitor isn't exactly the word I would use
              Last edited by bachchain; 10-05-2020, 09:53 AM.

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              • #8
                The problem with these specific Tegras is that A57 at 1.43 GHz only delivers about 50% performance of 1.5 GHz A72 found on RPi 4.

                So for many real life use cases, what you get is a reasonably performant GPU with an old CPU that's not capable of feeding it properly.

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                • #9
                  While I don't have a use-case for these mini-PC's, let's wait for Michael's review before drawing any conclusions.

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                  • #10
                    It's tough to care about a cut down version of a 2019 product (it feels like it has been longer than March 2019). Jetson Xavier NX could have been a successor to the Nano but it was priced at $400. At $200, I'm sure some people would buy that instead of a Pi4 8GB.

                    If you don't need 4 GB of RAM for your IoT/ML/robotics project and have already been using the original Nano, it could be a good option. It's also a better option than Pi4 for console emulation due to the GPU, and 4 GB RAM isn't needed for that.

                    Why did they remove the fourth USB3 port?
                    Last edited by jaxa; 10-05-2020, 10:11 AM.

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