Nvidia Studio is a collection of APIs, SDKs, and drivers for Nvidia RTX GPUs designed to boost efficiency and performance in creative software. Nvidia announced earlier it will be launching a new software-hardware initiative aimed specifically at creators, along with an extensive lineup of laptops.
The news come right after Nvidia unveiled their new, Turing-based, Quadro GPUs for mobile workstations, some of which are already in use.
Seven PC manufacturers will soon be announcing 17 RTX Studio-branded laptops. These include offerings from Acer, Razer, HP, Asus, Dell, Gigabyte and MSI. The laptops will have options for variety of RTX based GPUs as well as Quadro 5000, 4000, and 3000 models from Nvidia’s workstation range.
In short, Nvidia Studio is designed to improve the performance and reliability of laptops made for creators, and it does so by using a software stack of SDKs and drivers that maximize performance when you’re rendering, processing 2D animation or video editing. Nvidia says it works closely with software developers, like Autodesk and Adobe, when testing these laptops.
As the newest member of the Turing lineup, the Quadro GPUs come with RT cores for real-time ray tracing as well as Tensor cores for deep learning applications.
Performance between the Quadro RTX 5000 and its Pascal-based predecessor, the P5200, should be comparable, but the new RTX cards are more efficient and support ray tracing for real-life lighting effects, a highly sought-after trait for all the content creators.
App developers can make use of CUDA-X AI software as well, mainly for automation of certain tasks like video color matching and image up-scaling.
All in all, we should be seeing cooler workstations in the coming months because the new Quadro RTX cards can already be found in laptops that are around the same size as a gaming system.