NVIDIA: Xavier SoC sampling is delayed to 2018

Posted on Tuesday, September 26 2017 @ 21:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Over at the GPU Technology Conference in Beijing, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang admitted that Xavier will not ship on time.

One year ago, the GPU designer promised the Xavier-based Tegra SoCs would ship before the end of 2017 but now Huang said sampling won't start until Q1 2018 and that will be limited to early development partner.

The second wave of partners won't get Xavier chips until Q3 or even Q4 2018 so it looks like volume shipments aren't going to happen until sometime in 2019.

Xavier is pitched as an "autonomous machine processor", one big change versus the current Parker generation is that Xavier will include Volta-based Tensor cores. This chip will be used for AI-based systems including self-driving cars, industrial robots and drones.

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