Nvidia has launched Computex Taipei with the launch of a new software and hardware initiative aimed at creators, along with an extensive line of laptops to support it. Nvidia Studio is a collection of APIs, SDKs and drivers for Nvidia RTX GPUs designed to increase performance and efficiency in creative software.
Nvidia says its studio drivers, which have been renamed from the existing creator-ready drivers, are tested against Adobe, Epic, Autodesk, Unity and Blackmagic Design software. Application developers can use the CUDA-X AI software to automate certain tasks, such as image enhancement or video color matching.
Seven PC makers will announce 17 RTX Studio branded laptops including Computex this week, including offers from Acer, Asus, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI and Razer. The laptops will have options for the RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs, as well as for the Quadro 5000, 4000 and 3000 models of the Nvidia workstation range.
Nvidia claims that in its tests, an unnamed RTX Studio laptop with a Core i7 CPU and a RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU was seven times faster than a high-end MacBook Pro with a Core i9 and Radeon Pro Vega 20 of AMD in applications like Maya and RedCine-X Pro.
We're on the ground at Computex and should be able to provide you with details on each of these RTX Studio laptops soon. Nvidia says that prices will start from $ 1,599 and the first models will be available in June.