15 October 2019
NVIDIA announced three graphics cards last year with its new eighth-generation Turing GPU hardware. The new tech was introduced to offer both the features of ray tracing and AI. The three graphics cards with this technology include Quadro RTX 5000, 6000 and 8000, and at its Computex 2019 event, NVIDIA announced which laptops are gaining the RTX 5000 GPU.
The new Quadro RTX GPUs are designed for the most demanding visual computing workloads. It will be more helpful for creators from film and video industry; automotive and architectural design; and scientific visualization. These GPUs enable real-time ray tracing of objects and environments with accurate shadows, reflections, refractions, and global illumination.
Now, at Computex 2019, NVIDIA announced a new line of laptops that will run its RTX graphics processing units as well as a new software platform called Studio, including the SDKs and drivers to make graphics rendering and other tasks faster. The units will target professionals like video creators and graphic designers so as to compete with the likes of 15-inch MacBook Pro. NVIDIA also claims the new laptops can perform up to seven times faster than the MacBook Pro.
Studio laptops with Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs will have 16GB of graphics memory, and some of the devices will also have 4K displays and Nvidia’s Max-Q tech for thin and lightweight laptops.
NVIDIA’s Studio stack utilizes the CUDA-X AI platform to help the developers in building automate repetitive tasks that “consumer creators time, such as upscaling images, tagging photos or color matching videos.”
The series will include seventeen laptops made by Nvidia’s manufacturing partners (including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI and Razer). The 17 laptops will be equipped with Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 or 3000 GPUs or GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs. The laptops will begin retailing in June, with prices starting at $1,599.
Also, the latest NVIDIA Studio Driver will offer optimal support for the newest releases of top creative apps, including Autodesk Maya 2019, Autodesk 3ds Max 2020, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16, and Daz3D Daz Studio.
Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for Adobe video, said,
Creatives who use Adobe Creative Cloud want the most powerful hardware for their content creation, and we know they will be excited about the new RTX Studio laptops and Studio Drivers from NVIDIA.
Razer has already taken the advantage of the Quadro RTX 5000 as it updates the Blade with this new GPU. The company is upgrading its line of Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 professional laptops to support the new gear. Both machines will pack the RTX 5000, pack 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe storage and available in White colors.
The larger of the pair gets a 120Hz 4K panel and Intel's (ninth-generation) Core i9-9880H CPU, up from the Core i7 currently available. Also, the 15-inch model will carry a 4K OLED touchscreen that will carry Intel Core i7-9750H CPU inside.
Currently, the price and availability details aren’t known for the upgraded Blade laptops.