Back at Computex, NVIDIA launched its new ‘RTX Studio' initiative, aiming to create professional drivers for creative desktop users and powerful workstation laptops for those who need to do design, editing, modelling work on the go. We saw a bunch of RTX Studio laptops announced then but a few more have now been added to the lineup and Nvidia has thrown in 30-bit colour support for GeForce graphics cards too for the first time.
Previously to use 30-bit colour on an Nvidia GPU, you would need to use a professional card like a Quadro, which are often much more expensive than GeForce counterparts. Now, support for this is available to all GPU tiers, which is a welcome change of pace.
Now on to the new laptops. The full list of new RTX Studio laptops includes:
- Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop Studio Edition: features up to GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs within 17- and 15-inch laptops, available later this fall.
- Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 mobile workstations support up to Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs within 17- and 15-inch systems. The ThinkPad P53 is available now; the ThinkPad P73 will be available starting August.
- Dell Precision 7540 and Dell Precision 7740 mobile workstations, available today, are configurable with up to Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs.
- HP ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations feature Quadro RTX GPUs, with the 17-inch model configurable with up to a Quadro RTX 5000.
- BOXX GoBOXX SLM mobile workstations are available with a Quadro RTX 3000 GPU in the 15-inch system and either Quadro RTX 4000 or 3000 in the 17-inch system.
These laptops are aimed at creative professionals, so these aren't intended to be gaming machines. You will want to stay up to date on RTX Studio drivers, instead of the traditional GeForce drivers. Studio drivers will release less frequently but will be optimised for popular creative applications to avoid crashes and other issues. You can read more about RTX Studio and exactly what it is, HERE.
KitGuru Says: RTX Studio currently targets a fairly niche audience but if you are someone who needs a workstation, then this stuff might be worth looking in to.