Zotac's Nvidia Jetson TK1 developer board lands in the UK

Nvidia Jetson K1 board
Nvidia Jetson K1 board

Independent British retailer Maplin has brought Nvidia's Jetson TK1 development kit to the UK, one that's built by Zotac and costs £199.99 (about $320, AU$340).

The motherboard includes the K1 chip (quad-core Cortex A15 CPU, Kepler GPU with 182 cores), coolec by a heatsink fan, 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage .

Expansion and connectivity options include one half mini-PCIe slot, a full size SD connector, USB, HDMI, serial port, GbE, a SATA port and an optional expansion slot.

The board itself is tiny at 127 x 127mm (that's 5 x 5in) and comes with a USB cable, a power supply, four ruber feet and a start guide.

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The fully functional CUDA platform offers a staggering 300 Gigaflops of computing power and runs on a customised Linux distro called Linux for Tegra; the offer is exclusively available through Maplin's online shop.

The Jetson TK1 was unveiled earlier this year at Maker Faire; you can check out the video below where TechRadar spoke with Nvidia's Product Manager for Embedded Applications, Jesse Clayton.

ARM unveiled its 64-bit Juno reference board early July while AMD outed its A1100 developer kit later that month.

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