NVIDIA Studio FAQs

Updated 04/21/2020 05:21 PM
NVIDIA Studio FAQs


What is NVIDIA Studio? What is RTX Studio? What is the difference?
NVIDIA Studio is our new software and hardware platform utilizing technology to make creative work easier and more efficient, helping creatives realize their unique visions. It consists of powerful GPUs that accelerate content creation, dedicated Studio Drivers that deliver the best compatibility and performance for creative applications, purpose-built RTX Studio laptops and desktops from the world’s leading hardware manufacturers, and Studio SDKs that developers can use to add rendering, AI, and video processing features to their apps.

RTX Studio high-performance systems are loaded with the world’s most powerful NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro RTX GPUs and top-spec color-accurate displays, all precision engineered into ultra-thin profile laptops and ultra-powerful desktop PCs. Designed and tested specifically for creative workflows—up to 8K video, real-time ray tracing, and AI-assisted features. By choosing laptops or desktops that bear the GeForce RTX Studio or Quadro RTX Studio badge, creators will easily be able to identify systems with the best out-of-box experience for them.
 
What is the NVIDIA Studio Driver?
NVIDIA Studio Drivers are free software downloads specifically designed for creatives that connect your operating system and GPU to select creative applications. Syncing together adds support and unlocks performance boosts and sometimes new features in creative apps, providing artists, creators and 3D developers the best performance and reliability. 
 
How do I install Studio Drivers?
Studio Drivers can either be downloaded directly from NVIDIA.com, or through GeForce Experience. Switching your driver preference between Game Ready and Studio Drivers is a quick and simple process. Within GeForce Experience, click the menu (three vertical dots in the top right corner) to reveal a toggle. Select “Studio Driver” or “Game Ready Driver” to download and install. 

Which GPUs are supported by Studio Drivers?
NVIDIA Studio Drivers are compatible with GeForce GTX 10-series, GeForce RTX 20-series, GeForce GTX 16-series, TITAN V, TITAN RTX, and all Quadro products released since 2012.
 
How do Studio Drivers differ from Game Ready Drivers (GRD)?
In 2014, NVIDIA created the Game Ready Driver program to provide the best day-0 gaming experience. In order to accomplish this, the release cadence for Game Ready Drivers is driven by the release of major new game content giving our driver team as much time as possible to work on a given title. In similar fashion, NVIDIA now offers the Studio Driver program. Designed to provide the ultimate in functionality and stability for creative applications, Studio Drivers provide extensive testing against top creative applications and workflows for the best performance possible. 
 
I am both a gamer and a creator. Which driver should I install?
All NVIDIA drivers provide full features and application support for top games and creative applications.
  • If you are a gamer who prioritizes day of launch support for the latest games, patches, and DLCs, choose Game Ready Drivers
  • If you are a content creator who prioritizes stability and quality for creative workflows including video editing, animation, photography, graphic design, and live-streaming, choose Studio Drivers.
While you can only install one driver at a time, switching is easy! Within GeForce Experience, click the menu (three vertical dots in the top right corner) to reveal a toggle and select the driver of your choice. 

What’s an RTX Studio system? 
RTX Studio systems are high-performance laptops and desktops loaded with the world’s most powerful NVIDIA GeForce or Quadro RTX GPU and color-accurate displays, all precision-engineered for creators to meet their demands for performance and reliability. Designed and tested specifically for creative workflows—up to 8K video, real-time ray tracing, and AI-assisted features. By choosing laptops or desktops that bear the GeForce RTX Studio or Quadro RTX Studio badge, creators will easily be able to identify systems with the best out-of-box experience for them.
 
What are the requirements for an RTX Studio laptop or desktop?
The base specifications are:
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1650, GeForce RTX 2060, TITAN RTX, Quadro RTX 3000, or higher
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 (H Series), equivalent or higher
  • RAM: 16 GB or more
  • SSD: 512 GB or more
  • Display: 1080p up to 4K HDR 
     
Why are NVIDIA RTX GPUs great for content creation? 
NVIDIA RTX GPUs bring many new capabilities to accelerate content creation workflows including:  
  • Real-time Ray Tracing - Hardware-accelerated ray tracing allows for faster, higher-quality renders with stunning visuals. NVIDIA RTX GPUs are armed with dedicated ray-tracing processors called RT Cores that accelerate the computation of how light travels in 3D environments. Ray tracing allows you to design photorealistic digital assets and animations.
  • AI for Content Creation - Create better content, faster with AI-enhanced capabilities such as resolution scaling, denoising, and video re-timing. NVIDIA RTX GPUs feature new Tensor Cores, processors that accelerate AI, providing up to 500 trillion tensor operations per second to dramatically speed-up AI-enhanced features.
  • Video and Image Processing - NVIDIA RTX GPUs feature an enhanced video encoder that improves H.264 and H.265 encoding speed by up to 25% over prior generation GPUs. This means higher quality livestreams and faster video renders for content creators. And with up to 4,608 CUDA Cores in NVIDIA RTX GPUs, GPU-accelerated image processing effects such as color correction, sharpening, and upsampling in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and other creative apps will run faster than ever.
     
What’s the difference between gaming laptops and RTX Studio laptops? 
RTX Studio laptops are purpose built for creators with hardware and software drivers tailored to the needs of demanding creative workflows. Differences can include more memory and storage, and higher resolution and color accurate displays.

Which partners are part of the RTX Studio program?
RTX Studio partners include leading hardware manufacturers such as Acer, ASUS, BOXX, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and Razer.  All partners and systems can be found here

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