NVIDIA Takes the Fight to Apple With RTX Studio Laptops
The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 is not too pervasive among the gaming crowd but, in the creative industry, this videocard is quite the heartthrob. This beast of a card has 16GB GDDR6 RAM, 3,072 CUDA Cores, 384 Tensor Cores, and 48 RT Cores. What do these numbers mean? It means that 3D modellers/animators and video editors will have an easier time previewing their work because of enhanced real-time rendering for lighting and effects.
The card is, of course, meant for desktops. Those looking for mobile alternatives will have to settle for something less powerful. Something like the RTX 2080-powered laptops or the the top-of-the-line Macbook Pro with the AMD Pro Vega 20 GPU. The latter is the most popular choice but, with the announcement of NVIDIA’s RTX Studio Laptops in Computex 2019, that may all change soon.
NVIDIA was finally able to miniaturize the Quadro RTX 5000 to fit slim formfactor laptops. They also didn’t seem to have any compromises either as the laptop versions are exactly the same with the desktop version in terms of specs.
The RTX Studio laptops will be available in June. Acer, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI, and Razer will carry this line of tech. There’s will also be less powerful and less expensive options that have the Quadro RTX 3000 and 4000 GPUs, which are lighter-powered versions of the 5000. Either way, RTX Studio laptops won’t be cheap, with the lowest price quoted at $1,600. And because we’re in the Philippines, expect to pay more than that.