AI is a major trend in video surveillance with manufacturers paying significant attention to Intel's Movidius Myriad chips. Indeed, Avigilon has announced that their next generation AI H5 cameras will use the Myriad X.
But how well do these Myriad X chips perform?
IPVM has done its first testing of the Myriad X chip (via the NCS2) and shares results inside this report.
Intel / Movidius / Network Compute Stick Overview
Cameras like Avigilon will use Intel / Movidius chips inside them to deep learning / Artificial intelligence. To the side is an image of a Myriad X chip. Video will be sent into to on-board chip, the chip will run deep learning models and it will output categorizations of people, objects, faces, etc.
Just a week ago, Intel announced its second generation of 'Neural Compute Sticks' (NCS). While the first NCS had the original / older Movidius Myriad 2 chip, this new one has the newer Myriad X inside, which Intel claims "delivers 10X the performance compared to previous generations".
IPVM bought the NCS2 and tested it.
Inside this report, we share results across:
- Face detection using Intel's face-detection-retail-0004 model
- Testing across Intel i7, Myriad 2 and Myriad X
- FPS, CPU and RAM consumption variances across devices
- Accuracy comparison of detection
- YOLO support and issues