Nvidia Unveils Drive PX 2 with 2 Pascal Discrete GPUs, 4GB GDDR5 Memory
At GTC 2016, Nvidia announced specifications for their first Drive PX 2 system – a Tegra-based autonomous driving oriented board with deep learning capabilities.
Nvidia Drive PX 2 is equipped with two Tegra chips based on four ARM A57 cores and two Denver Cores each. The new system features two Pascal discrete GPUs, which have their own memory subsystem.
The two Tegra chips have their own 8GB LPDDR4 128-bit memory, with each also having their own built-in iGPU based on Pascal. So technically, Drive PX 2 has 4 silicons based on the 5th generation Pascal architecture.
As for Pascal GPUs installed on the other side of the board, they both feature 4GB GDDR5 memory, with a bandwidth of 80 GB/s. These Pascal boards could be first mid-range next gen solutions, which are expected to be available for notebooks soon.
Sequel to the Drive PX in-car computer, the Drive PX 2 is a liquid-cooled beast unveiled by the chip maker at CES 2016. Back in February, the Swedish premium automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars announced that they will be using NVIDIA’s Pascal-based Drive PX 2 system in their self-driving cars, which will hit the road in 2017.
At the time, Nvidia said its Drive PX 2 will provide both the hardware and software self driving capabilities. It culminates data from cameras, lidar (light ray shooting Radar), radar, and ultrasonic sensors, creating a full 360-degree picture of the surroundings of the vehicle.