NVIDIA Jetson Developer Kits Comparison – Nano vs TX2 vs Xavier NX vs AGX Xavier

Jetson Developer Kits Comparison: Nano vs TX2 vs Xavier NX vs AGX XavierNVIDIA launched the Jetson Xavier NX developer kit yesterday, and I included a short comparison table in the announcement between Jetson Nano, TX2, Xavier NX, and AGX Xavier developer kits. But I thought it might be worthwhile to have a more detailed comparison in a separate post, so here we are.

 Jetson Nano (B01)Jetson TX2Jetson Xavier NXJetson AGX Xavier
CPUQuad-core Arm A57
@ 1.43 GHz
Hexa-core processor with 2x NVIDIA Denver 2 64-Bit CPU, 4x ARM Cortex-A57  cores6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM v8.2 64-bit CPU
6 MB L2 + 4 MB L3 cache
8-Core ARM v8.2 64-Bit
CPU
8 MB L2 + 4 MB L3
GPU128-core Maxwell GPU256-core Pascal GPUVolta GPU with 384 NVIDIA CUDA cores and 48 Tensor cores512-core Volta GPU with Tensor Cores
AI accel.N/AN/A2x NVDLA Engines
7-Way VLIW Vision Processor
2x NVDLA Engines
7-Way VLIW Vision Processor
Memory4 GB 64-bit LPDDR4 @ 25.6 GB/s8GB 128-bit LPDDR4 @
59.7 GB/s
8 GB 128-bit LPDDR4x @ 51.2GB/s32 GB 256-Bit LPDDR4x @ 137 GB/s
StorageMicroSD slot32GB eMMC flash
SD card slot
SATA
MicroSD card slot
M.2 Key M for SSD
32 GB eMMC flash
Micro SD/UFS card socket
M.2 Key M for SSD
eSATAp + USB 3.0 type A
Video
Output
HDMI 2.0 and eDP 1.4 (video only)HDMI 2.0
Display expansion header with 2x 4-lane DSI, eDP/DP/HDMI, backlight and touch
HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort
HDMI 2.0
2x DisplayPort via USB-C ports
Camera
I/F
2x MIPI CSI-2Camera expansion header with 6x 2-lane CSI or 3x 4-lane CSI, I2S, UART, I2C
5MP camera included in kit
2x MIPI CSI-2Camera expansion header with 16x 2-lane CSI or 8x 4-lane CSI, conrol signals
Video Decode4K @ 60 | 2x 4K @ 30 | 8x 1080p @ 30 | 18x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)2x 4K @ 60 |4x 4K @ 30 | 7x 1080p @ 60 | 14x 1080p @ 30 (H.265)2x 4Kp60 | 4x 4Kp30 | 12x 1080p60 | 32x 1080p30 (H.265)
2x 4Kp30 | 6x 1080p60 | 16x 1080p30 (H.264)
2x 4Kp60 (H.265)
Video Encode4K @ 30 | 4x 1080p @ 30 | 9x 720p @ 30 (H.264/H.265)1x 4K @ 60 | 3x 4K @ 30 |
4x 1080p @ 60 | 8x 1080p @ 30 (H.265)
2x 4Kp30 | 6x 1080p60 | 14x 1080p30 (H.265 & H.264)2x 4Kp60 (H.265)
NetworkingGigabit EthernetGigabit Ethernet
802.11ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth
Gigabit Ethernet
WiFi and Bluetooth via included M.2 Key-E card
Gigabit Ethernet
USB4x USB 3.0
1x Micro USB 2.0 device
1x USB 3.0
1x Micro USB 2.0
4x USB 3.1
1x Micro USB 2.0
2x USB 3.1 Type C with optional DP, optional PD
ExpansionM.2 Key E socket (PCIe x1, USB 2.0, UART, I2S, and I2C)
40-pin expansion header with GPIO, I2C, I2S, SPI, UART signals
M.2 Key E socket
PCIe x4 connector
40-pin expansion header with I2C, I2S, SPI, UART, D-MIC
30-pin expansion header with I2S, GPIOs, speaker
M.2 Key E socket (PCIe x1, USB 2.0, UART, I2S, and I2C)
40-pin expansion header with GPIOs, I2C, I2S, SPI, UART
M.2 Key E socket with PCIe x1, USB 2.0 + UART for WiFI/LTE
PCIe x16 slot (x8 used)
40-pin expansion header with UART, SPI, CAN, I2C, I2S, DMIC, GPIOs
HD audio header
Power Supply5V/4A via power barrel
5V/2A via micro USB
optional PoE support
5.5V to 19.6V via power barrel
19V DC adapter included
9 to 19V via power barrel
power adapter included
9 to 20V via power barrel
19V DC adapter included
Power Consumption5-10W7.5-15W10-15W10-30W
CoolingHeatsinkFansinkFansinkFansink
Dimensions100 x 80 x 26 mm170x170mm (Mini-ITX)103 x 90.5 x 31 mm105 x 105 x ~55 mm
Price$99$399$399$699
AI Performance0.5 TFLOPS (FP16)1.3 TFLOPS (FP16)6 TFLOPS (FP16)
21 TOPS (INT8)
5.5-11 TFLOPS (FP16)
20-32 TOPS (INT8)

As expected, usually the more you spend on a board, the better the performance and features. The exception is Jetson TX2 which’s the same price as the new Jetson Xavier NX devkit but delivers about a fifth of the FP16 AI performance. So as today, there’s little reason to buy a TX2 board for a new project unless you need some of the required features that are missing on Xavier NX.

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One Reply to “NVIDIA Jetson Developer Kits Comparison – Nano vs TX2 vs Xavier NX vs AGX Xavier”

  1. …and it’s worth noting that there’s very little in the way that’s missing from the TX2 to the Xavier NX…

    The WiFi/BT is a Cypress part on the X2 SOM. You can put a better/more premium part for a little extra costs on the PCI-E edge.

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