On the occasion of the Computex of Taiwan, Nvidia launched a quality label designed to highlight laptops equipped with its technologies best able to meet the needs of creative. The name Nvidia Studio requires OEM suppliers to ship a minimum of technologies to provide optimal graphics performance, and offers a professional software kit to those who respond.
While the Computex is in full swing in Taiwan, Nvidia has made a rather consistent announcement with its latest laptop program Studio. The graphics processor specialist intends to position itself with the next generation of content creation professionals who need more GPU power than a MacBook Pro, for example. The Nvidia Studio line already includes peripherals from most major OEMs: Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Gigabyte, Razer, MSI, and more. “Nvidia Studio combines RTX GPUs, which enable real-time ray tracing, AI processing and high-resolution video editing, with studio-grade software to meet the growing demands of today’s creators,” says Jason Paul, in charge GeForce software and technologies at Nvidia.
As the computers themselves are not manufactured by Nvidia directly, but like its G-Sync and Max-Q certifications, the Studio platform integrates with PC ranges with minimal specifications. In particular, a terminal equipped with at least one Intel Core i7 processor, a GeForce RTX 2060 or Quadro RTX 3000 graphics card, and having a RAM of at least 16 GB, a SSD storage of 512 GB minimum and a 1080p or 4K display. If these criteria are met, Nvidia will put its official seal on the device and add it to its list of Nvidia Studio laptops. The provider did not specify whether older PCs that meet these requirements can also be branded as well.
A software component, Studio Stack, comes with this label, “it is a set of software tools that are intended to provide the creators of digital content the best performance,” says Nvidia. This component includes SDKs and API Studio for Developers and Studio Drivers for Creative. This program works with Autodesk, DaVinci Resolve, Lightroom, Premiere, Unity, Unreal Engine, Substance Designer or Clarisse applications. Other software will soon be added to the list, including the Adobe suite.