A Jetson Orin NX system-on-module is now available for purchase from NVIDIA (SoM). The Jetson Orin NX, which comes with 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, includes an 8-core CPU, a 1,024-core GPU built on NVIDIA’s Ampere architecture with 32 Tensor cores, and is capable of delivering up to 100 TOPS of AI performance.
Not to be confused with the Jetson Orin Nano that the firm unveiled in September, NVIDIA has introduced the Jetson Orin NX 16 GB Module. As a point of comparison, NVIDIA stated that the Jetson Orin Nano series will be accessible this month, but it has instead introduced the Jetson Orin NX 16 GB Module.
The system-on-module (SoM) has dimensions of 69.6 x 45 mm and is connected to carrier boards via a 260-pin SO-DIMM connector, as shown in NVIDIA’s marketing render. The Jetson Orin NX 16 GB Module, which has 2 MB L2 and 4 MB L3 caches, is powered by an 8-core ARM Cortex-A78E CPU. A 128-bit bus with a 102.4 GB/s bandwidth and the LPDRR5 standard is also used by the SoMs RAM.
Additionally, NVIDIA has integrated a 1,024-core, 32-Tensor-core Ampere-derived GPU that aids the SoM in achieving up to 100 TOPS of AI performance (INT8). In contrast, the Jetson AGX Orin, which has the same CPU but a more potent GPU and twice as much RAM, delivers up to 200 TOPS AI performance (INT8). In addition, the Jetson Origin NX 16 GB Module does not have any built-in storage but does support external NVMe SSDs.
It is now possible to order the Jetson Origin NX 16 GB Module in a number of locations, including the US. The SoM should retail for US$599, according to NVIDIA’s news announcement, however, the price listed on its website is US$699. The Jetson Orin Nano, in comparison, will cost $299 for the 8 GB version and $199 for the 4 GB version.